In today’s world where ambitions take the centre stage and our lives are full of competition, haste and pressure, it is not a surprise that more and more people are succumbing to stress-related diseases. With the increase in air pollution and water quality declining every day, men and women everywhere are struggling with poor health and increased level of fatigue. Women especially face many health problems due to their lack of healthcare and carelessness when it comes to health check-ups and ignoring early symptoms. Many health initiatives by hospitals like Fortislafemme, which provide the best health facilities from post-natal care to the best cosmetic surgeons in India, helps in increasing awareness when it comes to women healthcare and fitness, but we must all do our bit at our personal level. After all, it is rightly said – prevention is better than cure.

Here are five tips that every woman must adhere to if she wants to stay in the pink of her health. It is true, health is wealth and no wealth can be earned without good health.

1. Awareness

The first step to any healthcare is awareness. One must be aware of all the diseases one can be prone to after a certain age. But there is a huge difference between paranoia and awareness. Stop diagnosing yourself if there are some symptoms that persist. Doctors are doctors for a reason and Google cannot diagnose you. Be aware, be smart, but do not be paranoid.

2. A designated doctor

It is essential that you have a doctor that you see for your day-to-day problems. He/she should be someone who is credited and who you are comfortable with. Comfort is paramount. The doctor should ease your discomfort, not increase your anxiety. While getting your parents’ check-ups or your kids health check-ups, be sure to get yours as well. You are not immortal; you need medical advice from a trusted source as well.

3. Prioritize your health

Managing and taking care of your health is non-negotiable. There is no career and no family if your health is not at its best. Practising self-care under a medical supervisor will give you more energy to deal with the other elements of your life. Do not procrastinate when it comes to health.

4. Good communication

It is very important to discuss all your issues with your doctor. Do not hide anything. When going for a regular check-up, make sure you have made a list of all the basic problems that are troubling you. If the doctor doesn’t know what is bothering you, he or she won’t be able to deal with it, and then, the entire exercise is futile. If you want a barrier gone, address it.

5. Exercise and balanced diet

This one seems like a no-brainer, but this is the one we mostly avoid and neglect. In this hurry to be at places and do things, we forget to eat a balanced diet and take a nutritious breakfast. Exercising and Yoga are two things that help you keep a healthy mind and a fit body. Mental health in today’s world is as important as physical fitness, so make sure you focus on both.

 

Published by Sumity Paul