- They Get Enough Sleep
Did you know you should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep each night to function properly during the day?
Some of the benefits of getting enough sleep include:
- Helping to maintain a healthy weight
- More creativity
- Longer life span
- Reduce inflammation
- Improved memory
- More emotional stability
- They Stay Hydrated
Water is a vital source of life, so it makes sense that healthy women prioritize their water intake.
Consider the following:
- The human body can survive weeks without food, but only days without water
- An adult woman’s body is made up of 55% water
- The human brain is 70% water
- The human lungs are 90% water
In addition, drinking an adequate amount of water can help to prevent constipation, helps to eliminate toxins and waste, helps your muscles perform better, improve brain function and help to curb overeating.
- They Move Their Body
The human body was designed to be active but unfortunately, we are leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles. We drive to work, sit behind a desk for 8 hours, drive home, then lay on the couch watching tv for a few hours before we go bed and then repeat the cycle the next morning.
If you have a job that makes it difficult to find the time to exercise, here are some tips:
- Make it a point to stand up every 20-30 minutes and walk around the office
- Utilize your lunch break – even going on a short walk is better than sitting down
If you’re a mom at home with the kids, here are some tips:
- Incorporate the kids into your workout! If you’ve got a small baby, strap them into a baby carrier and head out for a walk, do some squats, etc.
- Play with your kids in the garden! Do some easy body weight exercises like squats, lunges and push ups, while your kids have fun in the fresh air!
- They Manage Their Stress Levels
Healthy women know that stress can wreak havoc on your health, so they make it a point to keep their stress levels under control.
Here are some simple ways to help you to stress less:
- Practice self-care– treating yourself to a massage, taking a walk outdoors, dancing around the house to your favourite music, can all go a long way towards reducing your stress levels.
- Exercise regularly– exercise releases endorphins which help to reduce stress levels
- Get adequate sleep – aim for 7-9 hours every night
- Practice relaxation techniques– yoga, meditation, and deep breathing are all proven stress relievers.
- They Plan Ahead
You’ve heard the expression, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” right? Healthy women know the importance of planning ahead, especially when it comes to meals.
A little meal planning can go a long way and can help you avoid ordering takeaways when there is no food in the fridge!