The life of an Indian woman has always been full of struggle. The passion for success and financial independence is so strong in most modern Indian women that they often neglect their health. While struggling to balance a job, family responsibilities, children and household chores, women hardly get any time to pamper themselves physically and mentally. However, some health experts say that even a minimal amount of care can help in keeping women's health fit. So, here we are with a list of general health tips to keep you in good shape without burning a hole in your pockets.
Take a minimum of 7-8 hours sleep: Amidst your busy schedules, erratic work shifts, and household responsibilities, most women feel restless and don't sleep well, which leads to health issues such as headaches, back pain, weak immune system, blood pressure fluctuations, cardiovascular disease, etc. Also, sleep deprivation results in weight gain and causes drowsiness during work hours. So, make your nap goals and try to accomplish 8 hours of sleep to start your day fresh.
Enjoy a sip of green tea: If you are not fond of green tea and hate to have it for breakfast, then start having it during work hours. The regular masala tea might be irresistible for most Indian women; however, you can always take the first step by reducing the number of cups you have in a day. For instance, if you are in the habit of drinking three cups of tea a day, then try to cut it down to two and eventually you will come down to one. Gradually, start replacing the masala tea breaks with green tea. Green tea plays an integral role in weight loss.
Start your day with a healthy breakfast: Begin your day with a light breakfast consisting of all the required nutrients. Oats, muesli, eggs, upma, brown bread sandwich, etc. are good choices. Don't skip breakfast - it may increase your body fat rather than burning calories.
Go for a walk/dance/yoga: If you don't have time for doing any activity in the morning, then do it in the evening time returning from office. Just a thirty minutes walk or dance or yoga is enough to rejuvenate your mind and keep your body active.
Have a healthy diet: Even if you can't maintain a strict diet, such as Keto and Paleo, start following the basic mantras of dieting. Avoid junk food and replace it with a healthy snack such as dry fruits, fruits, boiled peanuts, etc. Also, start reducing your rice and sugar intake gradually since you can't avoid them entirely in the first step. Maintaining a healthy diet will save you an innumerable amount of money - not only does it reduce your splurging tendency on junk food but also helps you save some bucks by cutting down your trips to the doctor.
Remind yourself to take a stroll between busy work hours: If your job demands you to sit for long hours, then don't succumb to it; start taking breaks after every hour and go for a walk. Also, keep stretching your hands and back at short intervals while sitting.
Drink water at regular intervals: If you are amongst those who need to set a reminder for drinking water, then begin it now and keep your body hydrated. If you can't drink four bottles of water in a day, that's okay; but integrate this activity in your habit and stay healthy. Drinking water at regular intervals can help burn calories faster.
Eat less at night: Don't consume heavy meals at night, especially if there is less gap between your dinner and sleep time. In case you have the habit of taking a heavy meal for dinner, then don't forget to go for a slow walk after it.
Sit alone for ten minutes and listen to some soothing music: The ultimate aim of meditation is to rejuvenate your mind and body. However, if you can't meditate, then take out ten minutes in the evening from your busy schedule, sit alone and listen to your favorite songs. It will surely refresh your mind and make you feel relaxed.
These are some simple fitness tips that you can implement in your daily schedule, and following these tips will help you save a lot of money as you won't be required to spend on gym memberships and frequent visits to the doctor.