Women are the front-runners of the modern society.
As a woman, you often hold the responsibility of taking on a multitude of roles which can sometimes get stressful and challenging. So it becomes crucial to find the perfect balance between your mind and body.
Many studies over the years have established a strong relationship between health and wellness. It is a well-known fact that a happier mind paves a way for a healthier body. But in today’s fast-paced lifestyles, it is difficult to maintain a healthy daily routine.
The journey of a healthy body begins with patience and dedication. So incorporating a few conscious changes into your daily routine can impact your lifestyle greatly.
Here are the 3 aspects of every woman’s life that we think play a key role in the overall well-being. Read on to find out the little tips and tricks to manage them effortlessly and reach your wellness goals.
Rewire your mind
Your mind goes through a rollercoaster of emotions on a daily basis. From taking strategic business decisions to effortlessly running your home, you’re constantly on the go. Therefore it’s important to establish a healthy balance between your body and mind.
Choose a hobby that helps you calm down every day.
Listening to music, for example, instantly uplifts your mood. Music has the power to stimulate a bunch of circuits in your brain that create a wave of joy in the body. Oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’, can elevate your happy emotions when you listen to music or sing along. Forming new habits like picking a new book every few days also helps in sharpening your cognitive abilities.
Gardening, on the other hand, is associated with an array of benefits. From evoking a sense of responsibility to helping you connect with other living things, gardening has time and again proved to nurture your cognitive and emotional aspects.
And last but not the least, try to add a quick walk to your daily routine. A humble stroll has benefits that you can’t even think of. Going on a walk regularly, trains your body to use dopamine (a ‘feel-good’ hormone) more efficiently. It also helps in lowering the levels of adrenaline and cortisol (the hormone associated with stress) and maintains a healthy balance in your body.
Rethink your food
Almost everyone of us has a habit of starting the day with a hot beverage. Be it an Earl Grey tea or a double shot cappuccino, we all have our preferences. But it would be wise to watch your caffeine intake. Because too much of it can induce anxiety, hormonal imbalance and also increase the adrenaline levels causing stress.
Did you know that the average amount of caffeine in a regular serving of green tea can vary between 30-50 mg? With plenty of proven benefits, it is always a right time for caffeine detox. Shift to herbal teas like the Chamomile, Ginger, Hibiscus or Peppermint which are naturally caffeine-free.
Sugar detox has also being its rounds in the fitness circles over the last few years. Though many people believe that sugar boosts energy and gives the body a rush, recent studies have shown quite conflicting results. Sugar has the tendency to zap energy which can slow you down on a daily basis. While you can’t ignore your sweet cravings, you can choose healthier desserts and natural sweeteners that are better choices. Choose a citrus fruit over the cheesecake; an apple over the icecream or a banana over those tempting brownies.
Talking on the sweet notes, honey, an irreplaceable bounty of the nature, is a powerhouse of antioxidants. It reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good cholesterol (HDL) levels in the body. One easy way to incorporate this into your daily routine is by having a glass of warm water with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice every morning. This helps in cleansing your body and keeping you recharged throughout entire day.
Rebuild your fitness
Exercising regularly has direct benefits both on your mind and body. But cramming an intense workout into your busy schedule might be difficult. Instead choose a fitness form that suits you the best.
A lot of doctors and fitness trainers believe that Yoga is the key to psychological and emotional healing. From a backbend that releases the stress between your shoulders to a simple cobra pose that decreases stiffness in the lower back, Yoga has a lot to offer.
Another fun way to fit wellness into your day is through Zumba. Dancing to the fast tunes not only gives you an aerobic workout but also elevates your heart health and tones your whole body. Zumba also helps your body release Endorphins that help in calming your body while relaxing your mind.
Exercising doesn’t always have to be fast and intense. It can be soothing like meditation or calm and graceful like the Pilates. You body can reap a wide range of benefits from an hour of physical activity everyday.
A lot of women rework their priorities around their career and family. While they play a significant role in your life, it is paramount that you dedicate time to focus on your own well-being. Because fitness and mental health go hand-in-hand. Your body does exactly what your mind thinks. So changing your perception of wellness through the above-mentioned formulae can improve your overall outlook to a healthier lifestyle.
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