These days everyone is looking for ways to stay fit and healthy and that includes housewives who are living a crazy, hectic life with everyone at home due to the pandemic. It may seem that a stay-at-home wife has a lot of time on their hands, but making health and fitness a priority for themselves is far from reality. Housewives or home engineers as we may call them, spend most of their time taking care of the children, family, and household chores which leaves them with no energy and inclination to focus on themselves. So what can they do to take care of themselves and remain fit? Scroll down for the solutions.
With age women’s bodies undergo many physical changes, their metabolism tends to slow down which ultimately leads to weight gain and stress and lifestyle-related diseases also begin to effects women’s overall health.
So here are a few tips Meenakshi Mohanty, Fitness Expert, rolled out for HerZindagi readers.
Eat Healthily And Never Skip Breakfast
Having a proper and healthy diet in the mornings and during the day is essential to stay healthy. However, we tend to usually skip breakfast, which is one of the most important meals of the day. To remain fit and healthy, include low-fat dairy products, more vegetables, sprouts and fruits in your diet. Avoid oily food and unhealthy snacking during the day and stay away from foods and beverages that are high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat.
Include Workouts In Your Daily Chores
So we all know exercising at least 30 mins a day is important but have you ever thought of making it a part of your everyday household tasks. You can try these old tricks such as climbing the stairs, bending while sweeping or squatting to mop which will not only help keep you in shape and tone your muscles but also save you a lot of money and time.
Learn To Manage Your Stress
A woman wears many hats in her life. Whether a stay-at-home mother, wife or sister, they are prone to stress more than men which can have a bad impact on their mental health. Remember your mental health is as important as your physical health so it is necessary to take out time from your daily tasks to just relax. Exercise and meditation can help to manage your stress and bring back perspective.
To stay healthy and active the entire day at home, it is necessary to get an adequate amount of sleep. eat least 8 hours of sleep per day. Getting insufficient sleep tends to affect the functioning of the entire body, leaving you feeling dull and lethargic. It’s best to sleep off early and get up early in the morning.
Avoid Afternoon Naps
With children at schools and husbands at work, stay-at-home wives tend to catch up on some sleep in the afternoons after their meals, however, you must avoid sleeping in the afternoon as too much sleep can lead to weight gain.
Keep Yourself Motivated
To stay fit and healthy you need to keep a positive mindset and set goals for yourself. You should also consider pampering yourself once in a while.
Engaging in a healthy and fit lifestyle can improve your overall health and enhance your self-confidence, leaving you feeling happier and more confident. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more health tips.