World health day special
6 minute read, Written By: Momly
“Health is wealth”, they say. Indeed, it is true. If not for health, we wouldn’t have energy and strength to carry out simplest of activities. Even the daily care tasks such as cleaning or cooking become tough and stressful. World health day is observed to raise awareness of one's health and to encourage people to use the resources available to care for it. This World Health Day, do yourself a favor, take your health seriously and work on the preventive care solutions. As cliché as it sounds, prevention is better than cure, rather, it is definite cure in most circumstances. These tips can be followed by everyone and adhere to this year’s theme of World Health Day - ‘Health for all’.
How can Momly help you stay healthy?
Momly, a community for women, strongly benefits you in helping you stay connected with yourself. With your mom tribe, you can gain insights on current trends in health and nutrition, join fitness classes and engage with mom friends that bring out the best in you. The panel of experts has experts from various domain. They will draw out a healthy nutritional plan for you, provide you tailor made techniques to solve your weight problems and other chronic issues, and help you with right diagnosis to your health problems. You can seek help from them by talking to them one-one or coming on Momly Instagram live.
Nurture good eating habits – Being consistent with your routine matters. Your health largely depends on what you eat. Incorporate healthy eating habits in your routine. Fruits and vegetables, green leafy vegetables, iron-rich foods, essential vitamins and proteins with adequate amount of fiber-packed food should be eaten regularly. Avoid processed foods. Eating right and on time will together help you achieve good health. Monitor your servings, measure your portions, and eat slowly to avoid overeating.
Natural health boosters – Natural health boosters like folate foods provides you with B-vitamin. B-vitamin plays a vital role in managing many bodily functions. It helps in cell growth and development. Infact, if you are pregnant, your doctor will recommend an additional supplement of folic acid to boost your growing baby’s neurological development. The foods rich in folate are dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, legumes such as black beans and chickpeas, broccoli, beets etc.
Follow exercise routine – Your daily routine should consist of some activities and exercises to build strength, flexibility and resistance. You can go for a walk for 40 minutes to improve your cardiovascular health. Practicing yoga helps in stilling your mind as well as your overall physical health. It can reduce mental anxiety and stress. Exercise can help you overcome many chronic diseases by strengthening your muscles and bones. Maintaining a healthy weight and building muscle mass are taken care by exercises. Active lifestyle means healthy eating and regular fitness regime. That said, know your threshold and always practice yoga or any exercise under the observation of an expert.
Practice self-care and healing techniques – Self-care is under addressed subject as well as under-rated. People will name you selfish if you care for yourself. Putting oneself as priority is not taken lightly and often seen through judgemental lens. Falling for this thought will just make you tired and exhausted. Instead, follow a ritual of self-care that involves taking care of your physical health, joining a gym or yoga class, practicing healing techniques like journaling, meditation, breathing exercises, enrolling for a hobby class or any other activity that you enjoy. These are some of the self-care tools to keep your mind away from negative thoughts and foster more positive energy around you.
Get enough sleep – Sleep is significant part of a healthy lifestyle. Try and maintain a consistent schedule of sleep. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Atleast, 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night is necessary to clear your mind and recharge your body. Lack of sleep can invite many health issues and increase stress levels.
Volunteer for a social cause – Volunteering for a social sense makes you feel important. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience that will increase the positivity in you. It brings a positive change in you and allows you to make a positive impact in your community. The goodwill you earn through volunteering gives you unparalleled joy. More the positivity and joy, more will be the motivation which will augur well with your physical and mental health.
Consult a gynaecologist – This tip is specific to women folks. Women confront a variety of health issues throughout their lives. To maintain your health and welfare, whether you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you should have regular gynaecological check-ups. Know more about your body through your health expert. Speaking to your health expert is essential to ensure that you are staying healthy and fit.
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