Sangati Jogwar

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  • Lifestyle diseases are very common among urban women.
  • These can be prevented with proper healthcare measures.

Lifestyle diseases are very common among urban people. A study has found that people living in rural regions are comparatively healthier as compared to those living in urban areas because of a sedentary and stressful lifestyle. This goes true also for women who might be homemakers or career-oriented.

Women who work in offices have to spend a lot of time in chairs and hence, get little or almost no physical activity throughout the day. That is why they are more prone to lifestyle diseases like hypertension, type II diabetes, and more.

Here are a few healthcare measures that every urban woman must follow to prevent lifestyle diseases:

Never skip breakfast

Even though the morning hours are stressful and hectic, you should never leave home without taking breakfast. Plan it before going to bed a day before as it will ensure that you get all those essential nutrients, proteins, and high fibre that is so essential to keep you energised and full till your lunchtime. More importantly, it will stop you from indulging in roadside junk foods when hungry.

Exercise is must

You must exercise daily. Be it just a 15-minute fast workout or a 30-minute walk in the park or anything that you think can be managed in your tight schedule including yoga, aerobics, Zumba, and so on, just make sure that you get that daily kick of physical high intense activity every day. Apart from that try to keep yourself active all through the day by taking the stairs whenever possible, keeping your water bottle a few steps away from your desk so that you have to get up for it on regular basis, and so on.

Keep checking on your water intake

Many times while working for long hours in an air-conditioned office you just fail to drink an adequate amount of water because you just do not feel thirsty. Even then you must drink around 8 to 10 glasses of water daily so that your body stays hydrated. Scheduling alarms for drinking water throughout the day can be helpful.

Sleep and wake up on time

After a hectic day, you need at least 6 to 8 hours of sound sleep. Have a proper schedule for sleeping and waking up so that your body gets the required rest so essential for its healing and relaxation.

Full information about the family’s medical history

Most Indian families have someone with chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, or cancer. You must have full information about your family’s medical history and accordingly get yourself checked for the same at least once in six months after you cross your forties.