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Sep 15, 2010

Walk During Pregnancies


Walking and pregnancy go hand in hand. 
 
In fact, walking is one of the best exercises for a pregnant woman. It's an excellent way for you to tone your muscles, maintain your fitness levels and ensures that your labor is fast and easy. 
While walking and labor are positively related, walking does not necessarily assure that you have a quick labor, but it definitely improves your endurance levels and accelerates your recovery. 
If you are pregnant, it is important that you get exercise regularly. Walking and pregnancy is great idea, however make sure that you do not unnecessarily exert yourself and go for a number of short walks during the day instead of one long walk that may tire you.

The next question that might come to your mind is how often, and how far, should you walk. 
To begin with, you can start by walking for about 20-30 minutes a day, at least thrice a week. 
You can then increase this to about 35-65 minutes daily. 
You can start walking during your first trimester, continue walking during the third trimester and keep at it right until delivery time.

Make that you don't stress yourself while walking and maintain a moderate pace. 
 
Over-exertion is not good for the fetus, neither is the raised body temperature during exercise or chemical products. 
You need to take care that your pulse rate does not go higher than 140 beats while walking.
 
The "talk test" can also be taken to make sure that you are not stressing yourself too much. If your pulse rate is greater than 100 beats/min five minutes after you have started working, then it indicates that you have been walking too fast. 
 
Ensure that you drink plenty of water both before and after your walk. This helps in the regulation of your core body temperature. 
 
Restrict your walking workout during times of extreme weather. If it's too hot, you could try walking in a place where temperature is regulated, like a mall.

It is important that you maintain a good posture while walking, or you may end up with a back ache. Some women wear a maternity belt which not only corrects bad posture, but also contributes towards improving posture and relieving back pain. Wearing shoes that are comfortable is important as they provide you the much needed support and ensure that you don't turn your feet outward and inward too much.

Walking and pregnancy are a great option. You however have to take care and call your physician if you notice pain while walking during pregnancy or any of these symptoms: lightheadedness or dizziness, vaginal bleeding, pain chest pain uterine contractions rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath. It is also important to call your doctor if some fluid leaks from your vagina, you find swelling in your face, hands or ankles, if there is no fetal movement of if you feel colder than normal.

Once the baby is born too, you can continue walking. This will help you get back in shape. Walking for babies and kids is great, and also helps them get into the exercise habit.




Feb 6, 2010

Health and Women...


Women Health Care


Women health care in most cases takes a back seat because of the multitude tasks she has to undertake. Health care for women means extra nutrition and care especially when they cross the age of 30. They should follow specific diet tips and develop a healthy eating habit. Diseases that are common in women are anemia, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, migraine, weight gain and weakness. They are the ailments which begin with simple symptoms but might go to extreme degrees if adequate attention is not provided. So if you could only try to follow the health tips for women before it gets too late for everything then you can ensure a healthy you.

There are various health magazines for women and women health websites giving a number of healthy tips for women. Woman's health care practices will indeed improve if they put a stern eye over the health tips offered by the various sources. So let us have a look over the simplest of ways and try to remain healthy and happy. With the tips you will be highly benefited and you will slowly find the changes in you and your health.

Health Tips for Women


You should drink lots of water. At least 8 -12 glasses of water consumption should be done by an adult. Develop a healthy eating habit and live more on fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and food rich in fiber, shoots, seeds and cereals. Increase your protein intake and also have more of carbohydrate in your diet. Calcium rich diet is also essential for women as they tend to suffer a lot from osteoporosis after menopause. You should do some, yoga, exercises and work out a daily basis, so that you can stay in shape as well as fit and healthy. These will surely help you to remain active for a long time.

Working Women Health Care


Doctors and fitness experts all over the world recommend balanced diet high in proteins and low in fats and carbohydrates. Diet containing enough vitamins and minerals improve immunity and mental performance. Drink lots of water. Fresh fruit juices are good for health. Beverages like tea, coffee and fizzy drinks must be avoided. Even if you drink tea or coffee try to avoid the consumption of sugar. Exercise regularly. Go for morning walks, jogging, cycling or climb stairs to stay active. It keeps you fit and decreases stress and anxiety. Keep a check on your weight to ensure that you stay fit. Devote your time to pursue your hobbies to get relief from stress and anxiety. Regular health checkups will warn you timely about health complications. Sleep for 8 hours to stay fresh the next day. These are the health tips which should be followed by working women to stay healthy.

Healthy Diet Tips for Women


Cooking for family and balancing other household work and in the process often skipping meals and forgetting to take food is quite common among today's women. But you have to eat healthy if you have to stay fit and work. Choose the types of food which will help you to improve your health so that you can fight against all kinds of diseases. Eat a moderate proportion. Do not over eat or consume less food. Eat a wide variety of food items which includes vegetables, grains, fruits, fish, meat or egg. Limit the intake of fried food and sugary items.

Always start your day by eating a big breakfast. If you are working take lunch from home instead of eating at the cafeteria. Try to share a dessert plate instead of gorging on one whole plate yourself. Use mustard where you would eat mayonnaise. Eat food which is low in calorie. If you consume alcohol limit yourself to the weekends. When you are having your cereals ensure that you have fat free milk along with it. If you have sweet tooth then try to balance your meal for the day so that you do not take in extra calories.

There are many simple nutrition tips which you can follow but some of the most essential tips can lead you on the path of a healthy living. These nutrition tips will not only help you to stay fit but also help you to get all the required nutrition content which a body needs. Intake of iron, calcium and vitamin D are very essential for a woman so ensure that you consume daily. Try eating a lot of berries they are rich in vitamin C, fiber and folate. They have the essential nutrients which helps you to fight diseases. For example cranberries are great for prevention of urinary infection. So follow certain simple health tips and rules to stay healthy and fit.