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In this busy world, nobody has the time for anything. It is very important to spend a little time only on your own self.
Self-care is the best care for anyone. Nowadays neglect their health and as a result face a lot of health issues. Being single, I do not get time to look after my health so I can very well imagine how married women survive through the day with all the chores that she has to manage at home or at work. Heart problems, breast cancer, joint pains, obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, cervical cancer, skin diseases, anaemia, depression, osteoporosis, and extreme lethargy are some of the common problems faced by the women now.
In this busy world, nobody has the time for anything. The worst part is that we don’t find time for ourselves. It is very important to spend a little time only on your own self. We need to take care of ourselves first and only then can we ensure the happiness of our family.
Our body undergoes various changes in the life cycle which includes hormonal changes, pregnancy, menopause, and all the paraphernalia that comes with this phenomenon. For our bodies to be able to manage it all, we need to give better importance to our health in our daily routine.
Consuming nutritious food with all kinds of minerals and vitamins will add to the strength we need. Food rich in proteins, iron, and vitamins must be consumed on a daily basis. But same as the quantity and quality of the food we have, time plays a major role in our health. Whether its breakfast or dinner, or brunch it should be taken on time which in turn helps in proper digestion and metabolism. Today women are suffering with serious health issues like PCOD/PCOS due to the lifestyle, lack of healthy food and regular body workout. It’s always the best to avoid oily and fatty food, which leads to weight gain. Try to eat in moderation.
It is important for women to take some time out for workout. Exercise is equally important as food as it not only helps in keeping keeping the weight in check, but also keeps the joints and muscles well-toned and fit. Brisk walks, mild exercises, yoga are some of the best ways to keep oneself fit and healthy.
Grooming is one unavoidable part of self-care and helps in making us feel good about ourselves thus, boosts our confidence level. It helps to keep the skin and hair clean, healthy, and youthful.
Water is yet another element when we talk about self-care. Drinking plenty of water daily helps to moisturize the skin and the system. It also helps in flushing out all the toxins from the body. Water can even help in weight reduction.
Sleep is yet another factor that adds to the beauty and charm of a women. We are living with a generation which says beauty never lies in the external looks or charm, but spends money on cosmetic products to achieve this very ‘external’ beauty. Can you all believe it can be easily attained through perfect sleep? Yes it is possible. Along with good food and daily workout, sleeping for at least 8 hours a day will help make you beautiful inside and out.
Last but not the least, we must undergo regular health checkups. It’s always necessary to ensure our health condition at certain intervals. This will help keeping a track of the present condition of your body and help diagnose any aberrations.
You are precious. We all are precious. Take care of your health and love yourself.
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