Unless you’re one of the lucky few women who have hit it big in the “genetic lottery”, staying fit is not easy. If you feel that it is difficult now, imagine what it’s going to be like in 10, 20, or 30 years.
So, if you can find your “fitness workout groove”, you’ll set yourself up for success in the future.
Studies show that working out may lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 37 percent, osteoporosis by 45 percent, and heart disease by 14 percent.
The bottom line: Whether you’re fresh out of college or funding your daughter’s college education, the moment to launch your lifetime fitness plan is now. Then simply adjust your total-body workouts throughout the years to give your muscles, bones, and heart what they need to keep working well enough to keep up with you.
As women, we need to make sure we are pursuing healthy living practices at all times – because we tend to push our own needs aside to make sure that other people’s needs are being taken care of first.
Here are some of my top 10 tips for healthy living:
1. Take Naps – Women especially moms are notorious for not getting enough sleep and lack of sleep is one of the leading causes of women not feeling and looking their best.
Lack of sleep is very serious and can take years off of a life. Taking naps when there is that tiny bit of a break or when the kids take naps is a great way to get energized, rested and to maintain a healthy living.
2. Drink Water – The simple act of drinking water can seem to be the obvious, yet many women of all ages do not get enough of the minimal daily intake of water.
Water helps to remove toxins in the body and helps to keep the skin looking healthy and radiant. It is very important for women of all ages to get enough water in their system to help the body functions to work properly, the skin to look and feel beautiful and to live a healthy lifestyle.
3. Daily Moisturizer – Women need to replenish their skin daily with much needed moisturizer and should be adamant about applying a daily moisturizer to help keep skin looking beautiful.
A daily moisturizer with sunscreen is mandatory.
4. Relax in a Bath – Relaxation is rare if not existent for women especially moms but the stress of career, business and life can really affect the way a women looks and feels. Therefore, a small amount of daily relaxation is important for a woman to look and feel good. Taking a bath is a wonderful way for a woman to get some much-needed relaxation time.
Remember: High-achieving women want to feel beautiful about themselves both inside and out – living a healthy lifestyle is the first step.© Copyright 2013 Laureen Wishom