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Nutrition And Women’s Health

June 3rd, 2013 12:46 am

Women need fewer calories but more nutrients than men to be at their best. Women need fewer calories than men in part because they tend to be smaller and have higher fat percentages than men. That means women have to be choosier about what they eat. If you need fewer calories, the calories you take in need to pack a lot of nutritional punch.

Young women need a balanced diet to fuel their active bodies and minds. But at this point in life, healthy eating sometimes becomes a challenge. College life can interrupt normal patterns of eating. Unhealthy body image issues can take over. In addition, hormonal changes can lead to problems like premenstrual syndrome. The best thing a young woman can do is understand her own body and stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting regular physical activity.

Young women can fall into the trap of wanting to look like super-thin models or television personalities. These unrealistic goals can lead to an unhealthy body image and low self-esteem, not to mention disordered eating behaviors. This may involve eating too little, eating too much or following a restricted diet of only “healthy” foods. Some early warning signs of disordered eating are rapid weight loss, overly picky eating and the desire to eat alone.
Physical activity helps boost body image and alleviate stress, but when working out becomes obsessive or out of control, it may become unhealthy. If you feel guilty, depressed or overweight if you miss a work out, it may be time for help.

Young women should get a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise such as walking, jogging, biking or dancing most days of the week. In addition, do resistance training at least two days a week. This will help keep your muscles and bones strong. Resistance training includes free weights, wrist and ankle weights, and rubber resistance bands.

Since women typically have less muscle, more fat and are smaller than men, you need fewer calories to maintain a healthy body weight and activity level. Moderately active women need 1,800 to 2,200 calories a day. Women who are more physically active may require more calories.

Exercise is an important part of a women’s health. Regular daily activity helps with weight control, muscle strength and stress management.

Home Business For Any Woman Looking For A Career

March 1st, 2013 10:20 pm

Women are natural achievers. Excellent at multitasking, skilled at adjusting to or adapting to change very quickly, and gifted with compassion and understanding to tackle any situation and look for a good outcome. We’ve all heard the saying “womens’ intuition”. It is very true. It can sometimes be difficult to put into words, it is a feeling a thought or an idea. Perhaps one way to describe it is as a sixth sense.

Mothers have a very creative imagination. For example, a mother provides her child with an empty box. She then turns that box into a car, a boat, a plane, a doll house, and the pleasure her child has from her wonderful creation is priceless. Her entire focus was on providing something special for her child to play with, her reward was a happy smiling face that played all day with that once empty box.

The same ‘recipe’ applies in the workforce. Career minded women are always looking for opportunities to enhance their lives and the lives of their family. Women play a very important role in the workforce. And thankfully today they are recognized for their efforts much more than in the past. This is a huge positive step forward, and one that is well overdue.

The 21st century is the age of technology and communication. It is a very fast paced world today and keeping up is not easy. Finding a balance between chaos and control is difficult, but it is something that every woman does everyday. And while it is a challenge it is one that is met and managed very well.

Perhaps you are already a business woman with a successful career, or you may be a stay home mother who is looking to re-enter the workforce and you are exploring your options for a career to pursue. The idea put forward here is a home based business. Home business concepts are now becoming the business models of the future, and they are an excellent way to earn a good income. And the great thing about a home business is it allows you to use all the qualities available to every woman – multitasking, creative imagination, courage, strength, willpower, intuition and reason.

Home based businesses open so many doors of opportunity. Benefits include personal growth, travel, a sense of overwhelming achievement and of course the income. Working from home is proving to be a very profitable option for the busy woman of today. It’s an idea well worth considering, and to those ready to take action – trust your intuition – success is yours.