As women we are so busy ensuring that everyone else is healthy and receiving the right nutrients that when it comes to us, we expect to run on whatever is left over! We need to remember that our nutritional needs also change as we pass through the different stages of life. And we all know we are passing through these “stages” rapidly!
“What are a few of the main challenges we face every day?” I know that I am always hearing from women how little energy they have or how they have energy slumps throughout the day. So I would like to ask you a few questions, firstly:
- How many of us skip meals ie. breakfast?
- How many of us eat things that you wouldn’t let your children eat?
- How many cups of coffee / caffeine drinks do you drink in a day?
- How many of you make a concerted effort to do something healthy which is just for you, at least three times a week?
- How many of us diligently take nutritional supplements on a daily basis?
If we only spent the same amount of time and energy and money on making ourselves healthy from the inside as we do on our outer appearance we would probably have a whole lot more energy and a better lifestyle.
Us women are quite different from men – the physical, physiological as well as hormonal differences result in very different nutritional needs for men and women. As a result, certain health conditions impact women more than men.
Here are a few facts for you:
Did you know that 75% of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and others occurs in women?
Did you know that heart disease kills more women than men?
Women under the age of 50 are twice as likely to have a fatal heart attack than men.
Women even metabolise certain drugs differently!
It is up to us to utilise all the knowledge out there about women and health to enhance our own health! As the caretakers and nurturers we need to take the responsibility for ourselves, no one else is going to come along and look after our health for us.
These statistics are certainly shocking but it is reassuring to know that we can dramatically change our health by making a few simple changes to our diet and lifestyle. It is possible and need not be a huge event but rather a serious of a few simple choices consistently made.
Firstly, exercise, exercise, exercise! The importance of physical activity cannot be ignored when it comes to a healthy body. At the very start 30 minutes of physical activity should be included in your daily routine.
Our bodies are designed to be healthy and heal themselves, but we tend to forget that we need to feed them correctly and often the food we are eating which is as a result of the modern day diet is not sufficient. We are eating more refined and processed foods than ever before and not nearly enough fresh organic fruits and vegetables. The World Health Organisation now recommends we eat between 12 and 14 servings of fruit and vegetables daily as our food is so depleted of the important fruits and vegetables. We need to be intentional about our diet and our food!
In todays busy life this is where our Neolife Products come in, as often it is not possible to eat the quantities of food recommended. It is always of no. 1 importance to eat correctly but we do need the help of quality nutritional supplements! How about plugging our Fruit and Veg gap with a product which will boost your immune system by 37% in just 20 days. Our Carotenoid Complex does this and it is guaranteed to contain extract of all 600 carotenoids in each capsule.
We know the importance of eating enough Omega 3 rich fish but how many servings do we actually eat a week? Very often none! Our guaranteed 100% pure Omega 3 Salmon Oil Plus is clinically proved to support heart and cardiovascular health and to balance out inflammation in the body. Our Tre-en-en which is the world’s first and only whole grain lipid and sterol supplement proven to enhance energy and vitality by optimising cellular nutrition. For convenience all the above products are conveniently packaged into a sachet for convenience on a daily basis. I cannot do without the Pro Vitality Pack!
Time for yourself! Remember that managing your stress levels is just as important for us women as it is for men! Take time to put yourself first and do something that makes your “heart happy”. It is not selfish it is necessary! It is ok to spend time on yourself too…
You are special!