If we start with the definitions of health , See what I read
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I think out of these three definitions, the second and third define health more accurately . Because after all, just being physically fit may not make one completely healthy . But if I read the second definition again , it refers only about coping with the demands of daily life . The second definition just doesn’t mention anything about one’s inner health , I mean one’s own emotional health . And that is something very important . The third definition defines health as a state of balance , the equilibrium within one’s own self and the surroundings. I liked this definition . I liked the word equilibrium . You know what’s equilibrium? In my science class , I explain it as the condition when net effect of all the forces on an object is zero . If we are able to have equilibrium in our life , wouldn’t it be perfect ? No effect of any forces , internal or external . Although it is possible only in ideal conditions , but how calm , relaxed , peaceful one would be if such an equilibrium is achieved . Good ! I love this word equilibrium.
When we are talking on the subject of a woman , her roles, her responsibilities , the challenges she faces, it is equally important to talk about her health .
Physical health is important but it is just one of the dimensions of the overall health . To attain equilibrium , many dimensions of health need to be taken care of .
6 Dimensions of a Woman’s health :-
1. Physical Health
A woman is the home-maker in every family . It is utmost important to take care of her health so as to keep the entire family happy . But what actually happens is that playing many roles , the woman of the family neglects herself , her health . Women ! Do take very good care of your family but please , not at the sake of your personal health . After all when you are healthy , you can take care of others too . And I don’t think that if sometimes you are unwell, others are patient enough to look after you after 2-3 days . I have personally experienced it recently . During the last two months , I suffered from backache . My house took a messy look as I was unable to even bend down . Just after 2-3 days , I could see (& feel) frown lines moving around me , the reason because Dr had advised me rest . So Women ! Be incharge of your health . Keep yourself fit with exercise , have regular blood presure checked, take iron or calcium supplements as your body demands , have a detox routine.
2. Emotional Health
Emotional Health is related to the ability to manage your feelings and related behaviours and cope effectively with stress. Love , Laugh , Care form the basis of emotional Health . Just as effort is required to maintain physical Health , so is true with emotional Health . You do have phases when your bodies undergo hormonal changes and you might feel low , but don’t worry , God has made you strong enough. Boost your mood by talking to friends and even exercise helps release happy hormones. Go for a mindful walk, enjoying nature ; play and dance with your kid , or listen to music .
3. Menstrual Health
It’s one of the very important dimensions of a woman’s health . Every month , hormones controlling your cycle affect your emotional Health and physical Health too . You feel cramps , pain , mood swings or even depression in worst cases . Take care of your menstrual Health and hygiene. Drink plenty of water , have a nutritious diet providing you all the necessary minerals /vitamins and most important , try to keep yourself stress free . Don’t take load of all the problems only on your head . Sharing was taught in preschool itself . Share your worries , relax , and have a sound healthy sleep .
4. Spiritual Health
As we started with the word equilibrium , the condition when the net effect of all forces is zero, when your inner self is at peace , a good spiritual Health definitely helps you keep in equilibrium . The prayers or the meditation relaxes you and brings a sort of contentment , a comforting feeling that yes ! the supreme power is there to tackle all your worries. The only thing required is faith and you need to drop all your worries in his lap . Even I need to make efforts to boost my spiritual Health .
5. Social Health
Your social Health means having healthy relationships with family , friends or colleagues. You should take out time to make some positive memorable moments with the loved ones, as they form your support network . Have a good friend circle , but not just online . A good offline supportive friend circle takes care of you in the times of physical illness also . It is also equally beneficial for a woman to maintain one’s social health by visiting parlour or going shopping . Arent these great boosters for your emotional Health too ? In my case , they are .
6. Financial Health
If you are not financially secure , it can be stressful and can affect your overall health . Try to be financial independent . Make money , manage your money , save your money and no need of disclosing all your accounts . Your money is your caretaker in the times of trouble .
So Women ! Be the incharge of your health ! Be Healthy and Wealthy ! Stay happy !