Health and fitness problems haunt women throughout their lives. From puberty through adolescence, marriage, motherhood, menopause and old age, there is no end to the various tribulations that cause havoc in a female mind. They vary from weight issues to breast feeding methods to hormonal imbalances to healthy eating and nutrition and many more. There is certainly no end to them, but they do manage to find answers for all these teeny weenie problems.To remain healthy and fit is what every woman out there wants. Going about it is easy if one is determined and disciplined. Eating healthy is not very difficult. Try to include veggies and greens in all your meals; these can be used as a replacement for the cakes and treats that make up your meal. Slight changes in eating habits can go a long way in remaining fit. The idea is not to build up fat unnecessarily. Eat high-fiber food and go for complex carbohydrates over simple ones. For example, try multi-grain brown bread instead of your usual white bread next time you visit the grocery store. Similar changes in your daily diet would help you take in the essential nutrients in the right amount and also help maintain a healthy weight.Things To PonderTo be a healthy and fit woman you need to do regular exercise. Work out every day if possible and burn the flab away before it even settles in. Weight is a major problem that women face in the various phases of their lives. Many women find it difficult to fight the post-pregnancy weight, and a little bit of help in the form of exercise would do wonders for them. Similarly, continuing physical exercise would keep them fit as well as attractive over the years. A combination of cardiovascular exercise like jogging or walking should definitely be included in the workout regime.Healthy eating and nutrition is equally important for health. A balanced diet boosts the immune system and aids in keeping diseases and ailments away. A mixture of nutrients and minerals can fight diseases like cancer and heart disease. For example, the pectin found in apples cleanses the digestive system of toxins and can prevent cancer. Proteins have the capacity to stimulate the brain and should be present in meals in a high percentage. Sleep is a major prerequisite for the normal working of the body and women should ensure that they sleep for at least eight hours a day for the normal hormonal functions of their bodies.Abstain From TheseSmoking and consuming alcohol should be reduced as much as possible and totally avoided during pregnancy. They have detrimental effects on the body and also increase the process of aging. Even though it is believed that smoking increases the metabolism rate and therefore has a beneficial effect on weight loss, it should be remembered that cigarettes are highly addictive and that there are healthier methods for trying to lose weight.Health and fitness can be achieved by all women by healthy eating and regular exercise.
Due to the modernization of lifestyle, we have lost the harmony of life due to which, we have got several diseases such as hypertension, obesity, coronary heart diseases, etc. To prevent the diseases we need to adopt the better lifestyle, which include a balanced diet with proper physical activity.Yoga is highly considered in the modern science of living. Yoga was derived from word “Yog” which means “to join” or “together”. Yoga is a method of information that aims to balance the mind, spirit, and body. Yoga may increase individual physical flexibility, coordination, and strength, while the breathing practices and meditation may calm and focus the mind to develop greater awareness. So we should incorporate yoga into our daily routine for the healthy lifestyle as well as it also provides relief from mental stress.Benefits of Yoga #6. Yoga for Overall Wellness- Regular practitioners of yoga may experience the overall fitness of the body such as it improves the health status, provides mental strength, protect from the injuries, increases awareness, helps to maintain the body energy levels, detoxifies the body etc. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which affects the body functioning and it increases the circulation in the body#5. Yoga For Stress Relief And Inner Peace- A daily practice of yoga may help to get rid of the stress that is caused by various reasons. Yoga postures such as pranayama and meditation are the best effective techniques to provide relief from stress. These techniques also provide calmness, balance the mind and body functioning and bring inner peace to the body.#4. Yoga For Better Flexibility And Posture- Add yoga in your daily routine to make your body more strong and flexible. Daily practice of stretching makes your muscles strong. It also improves the flexibility of the body. Due to poor posture, we get back, neck, muscle, and joint problems. Everyday practice of yoga helps to improve your body posture when you walk, stand, sit and sleep. Yoga also provides relief from pain due to incorrect posture.#3. Yoga for Immunity -Yoga asanas improve the body immune function, it maintains the blood pressure hence prevents the cardiovascular diseases. Yoga increases blood circulation and fat burning to lower cholesterol. It stimulates insulin production thus prevent diabetes. It also improves the gastrointestinal function thus eliminate toxic waste substances from the body. It helps you to stay healthy by balancing metabolism by controlling hunger and the weight.#2. Yoga For Weight Loss- Nowadays obesity is the major issue which affects the majority of the population; yoga is a technique which helps you with weight loss. A regular practice of yoga helps you to burns more calories, it balances the hormonal level as that may encourage you to eat a lesser amount of food and you lose weight, and maintain a healthier lifestyle.#1. Yoga Increases Concentration Power- Yoga increases the concentration in an individual. Regular practice of yoga may improve your concentration and can result in the better focus on life and profession.Thus the art of practicing yoga help in controlling the person’s mind, body and conscience. This holistic approach makes you physically as well as mentally fit, so include yoga asanas in your routine for health and fitness.
For over 30 years America has been trying to “reform” our Public Educational system. Yet, was it ever broken to begin with? It has in fact functioned well wherever possible despite some missing pieces and occasional mission drift. We can back track this terrific sham to 5 main premises never adequately questioned or disputed. Was it, and is it, fair or in our interests to compare this nation to nations such as China, India, Russia or other European countries academically? And, did we ever fully digest the drastic differences in national values, lifestyles, and overall accomplishments between the U.S. and those nations? We did not.Since the 1980’s to present and in reaction to the Reagan Administration’s, A Nation at Risk commission on “our failing public education system,” education reformers have fully invested in 5 mythical premises:1. We are to compare our national educational statistics to that of our international economic competitors2. We are to align our educational standards to meet the needs of a future global workforce3. We are to rely heavily on standardized test scores to measure student performance for international comparison4. We are to blame teacher quality, or lack thereof, for this proposed failure of our national education performance output5. We are to tinker heavily in the privatization of education throughout the nationFirst, as mentioned in previous articles, how could we ever compare nations with different governmental structures, differing values, differing statistical integrity standards, and differing societal/class distinctions, etc.? For example, China is a communist country which imposes national educational standards upon its students, ignoring the uniqueness and intricacies of locales. They do this because they embrace communism and “the state” decides what, which, and where their industries are to be established. Their workforce is selected, tracked, and groomed from the elementary stage into adulthood. The absence of individual choice is trumped by a fierce utilitarian function embedded into their political system. This is not an American value and we have learned of the historical dangers of practicing such ideologies.We are compared to India with its middleclass growing exponentially along with growth in software engineering, manufacturing, and medical industries. Their results at face value, is impressive. However, we overlook their impasse with issues of gender discrimination, class/caste distinctions, and racial barriers. While the US is no stranger to these issues, and certainly not innocent of them, we have put mechanisms in place to confront them, (though steadily losing their potency). Women are more likely to be educated and valued in the US presently. America still professes to value the combination of individuality and equality. Another historical lesson we have already embraced and implemented through our ideal of providing Public Education.The globalized workforce affecting our educational priorities is a sketchy assertion at best. Why? Because it relies wholly on political agendas and policy decisions made during each US election cycle. Industry travels wherever corporate taxes are lowest and to where labor is cheapest. Since economic policy changes can be made within a single election cycle, does this mean we are to change our educational priorities along with time each time? Are we to focus on mathematics more simply because China and/or India are producing more engineers? Is quantity the issue or quality? And, are those nations producing more because of their quality, or because of their larger populations and more exploitable workforce? There was a time when America took pride in its citizenry and their quality of life, (or we at least professed this). Education rooted firmly materialism cannot thrive. The globalized workforce is a concept embracing the value of production, but ignoring our historical embrace of domestic innovation and citizens’ quality of life.Standardized test scores may only make sense when attempting to justify funding from an outside source (a legislator) that is not present in the classroom, having no knowledge of a particular locale’s economic engine, and is a stranger to a community’s resources, challenges and cultural makeup. It is a one-size fits all suit, where a tailor made one is obviously best. Just as there may be multiple learning styles, there are multiple assessment tools to demonstrate learning and understanding. In America, we value individuality, individual growth, the uniqueness of community, and the benefits to diversity. Did we sensationalize test standardization to address educational quality, or to justify punishment and prepare for hostile takeover of school districts? This issue is linked to teacher quality. A teacher may only be as good as the resources made available, the support they receive, the development made ready, and the quality of life this professional may enjoy as a result of their commitment.Lastly, privatization has been the cure all presented to the public at large. However, it subtly eludes the murky question of accountability. There is no guarantee to every citizen in the private domain. The private institution tackles admission as it pleases, administers discipline as it wishes, pays employees however it wants, and the bottom line is its ultimate concern. The private institution runs itself as a monarchy making decisions from the top down, appointing its nobles rather than collectively considering merit, and selling us convenience and speed while ignoring the necessary time to debate, analyze, compromise, and collectively agree. Democratic practices are lost.These are the values in which we should be proud of and should celebrate: 1) we do not track our students, we facilitate them, 2) we do not compete our students against each other, but rather against their own circumstances, 3) we strive to value ALL of our citizens and their quality of life, 4) we embrace diversity, because we are proudly a diverse nation, and 5) we value our natural environment, our multilingual, multi-racial, multi religious and non-religious differences and recognize that citizenship in our nation requires advanced citizenship. We educate to create societal citizen engineers. America suffers from an education equality problem in distribution, NOT an educational quality problem.