INSPIRING CHANGE TOWARDS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
12-Sep-2014.By: Sylvester Iriogbe
Recently, the world celebrated the International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing the world’s attention on areas requiring further action.
Several activities and events were held in most countries of the world to drive home the theme of this year’s celebration, which is ‘Inspiring Change’. Organisations, governments, NGOs, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrated the day with different programmes in order to encourage advocacy for women's advancement everywhere and in every way.
This year’s celebration puts women under an unprecedented challenge of Inspiring change in the world, each tasked to be an agent of change in their family, community, workplace, state and even country; wherever they find themselves. Every woman therefore is expected to inspire positive change in other women, change in their male counterparts, environment and even in prevailing circumstances.
Women obviously have what it takes to influence or engender any of these categories or levels of change. The question is how ready are our mothers, wives and sisters to take up this herculean task?
For our women to be able to inspire change, they must understand that their reputation, character, attitude and lifestyle are some of the factors that will more than anything else inspire change in people. Achieving this task leaves women no other choice than to be at her best state of health. A woman that must inspire positive change in the society must be a healthy woman.
Women health is one critical area that deserves every attention the world can give it, because of the care-giving role women play in our society. A lot depend on the wellbeing of our women if the society must move forward in every aspect. A healthy woman they say, represent a healthy family or healthy society. Therefore to have a healthy society, our women must be healthy and fit at all times.
Today we focus on healthy lifestyle in women, as a catalyst for inspiring change. Alice Rossiter wrote that for a woman, taking charge of your health…leading a healthy lifestyle, looking after your physical and mental wellbeing and being aware of changes in your body will put you in control of your health.
Thousands of women these days struggle with an array of health concerns like stress, depression, weight, beauty, diet and other things that effect their daily lives. Therefore on this occasion of women’s day, we advise women to prioritize their wellbeing and adapt a healthy lifestyle every day. Here we share with you a few useful tips to help our women achieve a healthy lifestyle:
Eating Right to Look and Feel Your Best
To our women, a healthy diet gives you energy, supports your mood, maintains your weight, and keeps you looking your best. It can also be a huge support through the different stages in life. Healthy food can help reduce PMS, boost fertility, combat stress, make pregnancy and nursing easier, and ease symptoms of menopause. Whatever your age, committing to a healthy diet will help you look and feel your best so that you stay on top of your commitments and enjoy life.
Exercising regularly is one of the healthiest things women can do for themselves. It lowers their risk for serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. It can also trim their figure, improve their sleep, and pep up their sex life. And not only is exercise good for the body, it’s also good for the mind, mood, and memory.
Be Physically Active
More like exercising, being physically active can ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and improve your whole outlook on life. And you don’t have to spend long, boring hours in a gym to reap these benefits. Whatever your age, health limitations, or fitness levels, you can develop an exercise program that is fun, rewarding and fits your lifestyle.
Improve Emotional Health
Looking after your emotional health is just as important as caring for your physical health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and behaviour. They're able to handle life's inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives. They bounce back when bad things happen and can manage stress without falling apart. There are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life. It takes time and commitment to build emotional health, but there's a huge payoff. The more you make healthy choices that strengthen your emotional health, the better you'll feel.
Build a Great Relationship
A relationship is an investment that will build as you continue to devote your time and effort. The more you put in, the more you’ll get back. As well as commitment and a willingness to adapt and change throughout life, healthy relationships require skills in communication and emotional awareness. Thankfully, these skills can be easily learned. They can even help to repair many relationships.
Do you want to be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long? The way you feel during your waking hours hinges on how well you sleep at night; sleep therefore is essential for energy, health, productivity, and emotional balance. Most people don’t get nearly enough. Learning about sleep and healthy sleep habits can help you put a stop to night-time problems and improve the quality of your rest and with it, the quality of your life.
Last Updated: 30-Jun-2016 07:39 PM