Two years back one Sunday morning, Reena realized that while scrubbing the floor of her kitchen, she got breathless. She had hardly spent five minutes in that chore, then why on earth was she gasping for air when she was in her early thirties, presumably free of any ailments? The rest of the day she spent on brooding endlessly about her health. She was a corporate lady, a happy wife and an even happier mother. She was labeled as a multi tasker in her professional, personal and social circuits. But that breathlessness was a wakeup call for her. That day she decided to chart a fitness plan for her and come what may, she will stick to it!
Like Reena, the problem with most of us is that we are so absorbed in our careers and home that we neglect our health mercilessly. We must understand that as a woman, we have to shoulder a lot of responsibilities but at the same time, neglecting our health can prove very fatal in our twilight years and sadly, earlier too.
Some simple yet very helpful tips which can go a long way in keeping us fit and fine are:
• Strong will power: The fact is that almost all of us are aware of the benefits of good nutrition and a little bit of physical exercises but gradually, our spirits fade away and we are back to our normal, sedentary and dull routine. So first of all, pull your socks, brace yourself! Tell yourself that you are doing this for yourself. You have every right to look and feel good about yourself. Set yourself a goal that I have to lose 2 kilograms in 10 days or I should be able to run 2 kilometers in 10 minutes after 5 days.
If you achieve your set target, you will feel like a winner!
• Sensible diet: Another reason for dropping out of a diet plan is that we follow fad, irrational diets. Understand that fitness is a long term goal. You want to look slim and feel active for the rest of your life and not for a certain period of time only. So plan a diet which you can follow easily. Eat to your heart’s content but avoid oily, spicy and excessively sweet things. Eat a lot of fibrous stuff and drink loads and loads of water.
• Weight Lose: Everyone in this world wants to lose weight, there are many problems which caused by overweight. Must remember that the key to weight loss is to reduce the number of calories. There are many ways to reduce weight that is- Drinking lot of water, Drinking Red Wine with Dinner and avoid no-fat milk or fruit juice during the day; it provides high-calorie as well, for your daily work schedule in office or outside home. If you do not like to drink lot of water, mix it with lemon juice.
Pack some fruits, nuts, wheat bran cookies and some salad in your bag so that whenever you feel hungry, you don’t binge on unhealthy snacks. Also, eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism active.