Women's health and nutrition trends
Updated on 01 March 2017

Health choices stay with you your whole life, your body is reflective of how you treat it and for women there are many internal and external factors that affect the way you look and feel.

Workout and enjoy yourself, exercise improves the mind and your mood, it helps you to sleep better and maintain a healthy weight. The most important thing is to find something that you enjoy, whether it be Pilates and yoga or running and swimming your workout choice must be enjoyable so that you can continue to keep it up.

Water is incredibly important to keep your skin and body hydrated, it is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep the body replenished. Water is also beneficial for weight loss and to keep the skin cells healthy, often thirst can be mistaken for hunger so be sure to have a glass of water if you feel hunger pains and then see how you feel before reaching for that afternoon snack.

Research shows that if you enjoy the food you consume that it becomes much easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. Fad diets are not sustainable and will mess with your metabolism. Find something that works for you and doesn’t leave you craving unhealthy snacks. Boost your kitchen confidence by taking a cooking class or researching recipes online, try creating healthy snack alternatives that will curb that sugar craving without the guilt!

Source your vitamins from your food as much as possible before turning to supplements, vitamins can be found in many foods and they are best when straight from the source. Fresh fruit and vegetables and wholegrains are packed with healthy vitamins that fuel your body with the nutrients they need to keep you healthy and balanced.

Breads, cereals and low-fat dairy foods are all sources of Vitamin B2 which help to assist with the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats for energy for muscles. 30 minutes of daily exercise for women can lower the levels of Vitamin B2 in women, this means that you should try and include foods rich in B2 in your diet if you are working out. Iron is also ex-tremely important for women when exercising, Iron is required to produce hemoglobin in red blood cells and low iron levels result in tiredness in the body. Lean red meat is high in iron and by choosing lean options women can still maintain a low-fat diet whilst ensuring their bodies have enough iron to keep their bodies healthy.
Be mindful and take care of your mind as well as your body, mental health plays a huge role in your daily happiness and wellbeing. Practice mindfulness or meditation and take time out of your day to focus on yourself, even ten minutes a day can leave you feeling self-healed and restored.

Sleep is one of the most important thing to keep your body and mind on track, 7 to 8 hours a night is perfect to recharge the body and ready for the day ahead, a good night’s sleep will give the body a store of energy and will also repair any damage such as cuts and bruises and will help to heal the body back to full health. If you are ill then sleep is the best remedy, don’t compromise on your forty winks!

Fitness First offer the health advice and fitness for women so why not book in a visit, simply go to the website uae.fitnessfirstme.com or speak to a member of staff in one of the clubs today.

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