As a Growth, Success, Acceleration/Health and Lifestyle Coach, I enjoy helping working women discover ways they can stay healthy.
Living a healthy lifestyle is something that all women should aspire to achieve by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise.
More than just looking good and keeping thin, the main purpose for exercising should be for fitness and overall health – then all the other benefits become an added bonus.
Regular exercise helps keep you within your ideal weight, which should be in proportion to your height and age. With regular exercise, you can also prevent common ailments and afflictions such as weight gain, diabetes, heart diseases and hormonal imbalance.
Below are my top 9 Great Fitness Tips For Working Women:
Tip 1: Stay active throughout the day. Walk and talk with hands-free as much as possible. Stand up during meetings, or keep standing while doing your working if you do not have to use a computer.
Take a short walk during your lunch break, take short breaks every half hour so that you can walk around for a minute and then get back to your desk.
Options are there, you just have to make up your mind and do it.
Tip 2: Create an effective exercise pattern. Choose an exercise pattern according to your own convenience. Try adapting to strength training, for at least 20 minutes twice a week or interval training like walking or running which will help to tone your entire body.
Tip 3: Eat a good breakfast. Working women should maintain a proper diet with their workouts in order to stay healthy. Include lots of fresh fruits in your breakfast – fresh fruits that contain glucose will help to keep your sweet cravings at bay.
With fresh fruits you can also include some dry fruits in your breakfast for energy.
Tip 4: Workout with a buddy. If you are bored to work out alone, then call your best friend or take your pet along with for a workout session. Working out with someone whom you know will help you to achieve your goals and keep you motivated as well. Besides, working out with someone is always fun and cool.
Tip 5: Chart your progress. To stay focused and motivated, make a fitness report card for your own reference. Jot down the subjects as various workouts you will be trying out, and grade yourself as you progress. This will help you to be motivated and will help you to notice various improvements.
Tip 6: Reduce refined carbs intake. Limit your refined carb rich foods like cookies, chocolates, honey and white rice. When you eat a refined carb rich food, it will spike your blood sugar level and further will produce more insulin, which will increase the fat in your body.
Tip 7: Stretching is crucial. Warming up your muscles before starting up your exercise routine is very important. Warm ups will prevent muscle injury during workouts. Thus, before starting any workout regime, start at the lowest speed and increase it gradually.
Tip 8: Pay attention how you sit. If you’re sitting, you may find it more comfortable for your monitor to be at or even slightly above eye level. This helps you look straight ahead without requiring downward head tilt, which often leads the rest of your upper thoracic into a slumping pattern – especially if you’re not vigilant and you’re prone to lapsing back into bad habits.
This simple habit change will go a long way in ensuring reduced back, neck and shoulder aches that are so common among the cubicle crowds.
Tip 9: Be happy. Laughter is good for the soul! When you laugh out loud or if you are just happy, your body will release feel good hormones and this will kill the villain stress hormone cortisol.
Hence, giggle as much as you can to achieve good health by watching back-to-back comedy videos or by joining a laughter club. Besides, laughter is also a very good workout option to tone your face muscles.
You can choose to live a healthy life now, or take shortcuts such as going under the knife or taking slimming pills which are not always safe and can be harmful to your health in the long run – while costing you thousands of dollars.
What is your choice?© Copyright 2013 Laureen Wishom