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Lifestyle Modifications for Women's Health

Written by
Shakti Mishra
and medically reviewed by Sneha Kannan

Published on Sep 19, 2017 and last reviewed on Aug 24, 2022   -  2 min read


Learn about simple lifestyle changes and healthy habits that can help a woman stay disease-free and enjoy life to the fullest.

Lifestyle Modifications for Women's Health

Women of today find it very difficult to juggle between their personal and professional life, especially if they are mothers. But, having two incomes at home has become a necessity rather than a luxury. Yes, it does feel very good to call oneself a working woman, but the working hours are taking a toll on their health, with an increasing number of health problems arising due to incompatible work timings as well as unhealthy and erratic eating habits.

Even if she chooses not to take up a job, staying at home and catering to the demands of the entire family leaves her with very less time to spend on herself.

In both the cases, women find it very hard to stay fit, and sometimes the activity level slows down with every passing day. Wherever it is, at home or the workstation, there is a tremendous pressure upon women to keep up with every changing role. It is no wonder then that women become multitaskers. Hence, it is essential to work on the inner peace and internal strength of the body which forms the base of all the activities she performs during the day.

There are some principles that every woman should follow to have a productive day:

  1. Have a regular exercise session every morning before you start your day. This can include stretching exercises, jogging, ball exercises or yoga. Even giving half an hour a day to physical activities will work wonders.
  2. Devote at least an hour each day to contemplate in silence, listen to your favorite songs or just observe nature.
  3. Ensure sufficient sleep as it would restore your energy, improve your immunity and make you more efficient in completing your tasks ahead.
  4. Stay positive by watching some educative and inspirational videos or read a book, at least a single chapter a day.
  5. Go out for a walk at any time of the day. This will elevate your mood and keep you charged.
  6. Try to talk to at least two people every day. This will improve your confidence, lead to an exchange of ideas, and allow you to know more about lifestyle issues of the people around you.
  7. Discuss current issues to improve your IQ level. The more you exercise your brain, the healthier it stays. It is that simple.
  8. If you feel that your work or chores are getting repetitive and boring, think about how you are getting better at them and managing your time more efficiently.
  9. Every single day, do something that you like the best and makes you happy. Be it hobbies such as gardening or writing. If you do not already have a hobby, make sure you develop one.
  10. Eat healthy and stick to your timings to avoid fatigue and lethargy.
  11. Have regular medical check ups and screenings at stipulated months every year. Follow-up with your healthcare professional on any pre-existing medical condition.
  12. Write down your 'To-do list' at the beginning of the day so that you can prioritize your work and not feel weighed down.

Try to spend a minimum of an hour every day for yourself so that you can be yourself, identify your true inner callings, and be a role model to everyone around you.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What Can a Woman Do to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle?

Some of the things a woman can do to lead a heavy lifestyle are:
- Visit the primary physician for annual checkups.
- Dietary restrictions.
- Stay active.
- Avoid harmful substances (alcohol, smoking, marijuana, drug abuse).
- Stress management and reduction.
- Avoid strong sun time.
- Inculcate efficient sleep.


What Five Things Can a Woman Do to Stay Healthy?

The five most important pieces of advice for women to stay healthy are:
- Healthy diet.
- Manage known health conditions.
- Stay active.
- Keep up with annual screenings.
- Avoid stress and harmful substances.


How Important Is Women’s Health Promotion?

It is important to promote women’s health as women are disadvantaged by the discriminating nature of society. Also, women are the cornerstones of family health. Hence, ensuring good healthcare access to women can improve families' health.


What Can Be Done to Lead a Healthy Lifestyle?

To build a healthy lifestyle, one can:
- Put weight on a watchlist.
- Limit processed food and eat healthily.
- Take multivitamin supplementation.
- Stay optimally hydrated.
- Be physically active.
- Reduce screen time and idle time.
- Get good and efficient sleep.
- Stay sober.
- Manage stress.
- Track the menstrual cycle.


What Are the Factors Affecting Women’s Health?

Factors affecting women’s health are:
- Pregnancy.
- Motherhood.
- Menopause.
- Infertility.
- Perinatal loss.
- Poverty.
- Discrimination.
- Violence.
- Unemployment.
- Isolation.


What Are the Components of Women’s Health?

Women’s health components include a wide range of specialties, including birth control, STIs (sexually transmitted infections), gynecology, ovarian cancers, breast cancers, UTIs (urinary tract infections), osteoporosis, etc.


What Can Be Done to Change the Lifestyle?

The changes that need to be made to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle are:
- Formulate a plan.
- Start with small goals and then progress to larger ones.
- Focus on one behavior modification at a time.
- Ask for help.
- Involve a companion


What Can Be Considered the Healthiest Lifestyle?

The healthiest lifestyle is one that includes good nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, low stress, and reduced risk of systemic illnesses. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, which is an impossible standard to maintain. The aim is to stay largely disease free and live a comfortable life.


Which Two Conditions Only Affect Women?

The two most common disorders that affect women are endometriosis (uterine tissue found outside the uterus) and fibroid uterus. Additionally, women are prone to diseases of the urogenital system and hormonal imbalance. Additionally, pregnancy-associated changes can deplete their health status post-partum.


How do Female Problems Present Themselves?

Various symptoms of an evident female problem are:
- Bleeding between periods.
- Urgent need to urinate.
- Burning sensation during urination.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- Bleeding during menopause.
- Pain in pelvis.
- Inflammation of the vaginal area.
- Sores and lumps in the genital region.
- Vaginal discharge, sometimes in increased amounts.


Do Males or Females Have More Health Issues?

Generally, men are more vulnerable to life-threatening diseases like cancer. Liver cirrhosis, emphysema, cardiovascular disorders, etc. However, the gender predilection of each disease is variable. Hormone and genital conditions are more in females, and habit-associated and accidental injuries are more in males.


What Lifestyle Modifications Can Be Done to Manage Stress?

Certain lifestyle changes can relieve stress:
- Active life.
- Healthy diet.
- Avoid unhealthy habits.
- Meditation.
- Yoga.
- Laughing more.
- Social connect.
- Optimal sleep.
- Music therapy.
- Counseling.
- Creativity.

Last reviewed at:
24 Aug 2022  -  2 min read




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