Healthy Habits for Women
Developing habits is a part of life and something everyone does, but you really should be focusing on the healthy habits. These are things you do on a daily basis that are good for both your physical and mental health. Take a look at these healthy habits that are great for women.
Get More Exercise
If you don’t have a regular fitness routine, now is the perfect time to start. Exercise is wonderful for anyone, male or female, but it has some unique advantages for women. Exercising can help you lose weight and manage your weight, fight diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and prevent conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis as you age. It is also great during any phase of your life, whether you are a teenager, in your childbearing years, or even as a senior adult. This is a great healthy habit to start developing now. Having trouble kick starting your exercise routine or are you a gym-phobic? Worried about an injury that is preventing your exercise routine and health? Here at Synergy Physio we offer small group therapy classes that can tailor your exercise to your health concerns. This includes a one on one consultation with your physiotherapist, and then a structured program of exercises that can be done with the motivation of a small group to encourage you! Find out more here!
Focus on Your Nutrition
In addition to exercise, you should also develop a habit of eating better. Don’t try to find some fad diet just to lose weight, but choose a new way of eating that becomes a part of your lifestyle. Think of longevity and choose foods that are good for you, provide adequate nutrition, and are foods you can eat and cook easily. If your favourite food is bread, then low-carb is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you are a protein girl, you might do great on Keto or Paleo. Pick and choose based on what provides the most nutrition, but also what is manageable for your current lifestyle. Simple changes like reducing your sugar intake, eating smaller portions, choosing more greens and reducing alcohol intake are all easy choices that can improve your dietary health. The trick is small changes over a long length of time will have a bigger long term impact on your health!
Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health
Now is also the perfect time to start developing habits that are good for your mental health as well. Far too many people, women especially, neglect their mental health. Your mental health can also have an impact on your physical wellbeing, so it is very important. Some things that can help your mental health include getting regular exercise and eating well, writing in a journal, de-stressing and taking some time for yourself for a little self-care. Learn more about self-care tips for women here!
Spend Time With Loved Ones
It is really easy to become a hermit and just work, eat and sleep, but it is important for your health and wellbeing that you make a habit of visiting others. Make plans for social connection with friends, spend time with family, and reach out to people you don’t spend a lot of time with, such as co-workers or neighbours. Social connection improves our mental and physical health! Try adding in healthy habits like exercise with friends, a walk on the beach or a group fitness class and you also achieve your exercise goals at the same time!
Like to learn more about women’s health?
Here at Synergy Physio our team are dedicated to improving your health and wellbeing! If you have women’s health concerns including pelvic floor problems, pregnancy related pain, recovery from childbirth, back pain, neck pain or osteoporosis- our team can support you with your health!