You may know that one super woman who perfectly juggles the multiple roles in her life balancing work and family demands, and somehow still manage to look fresh and fabulous. Does it make you wonder how they do it? While some have good genes to thank, the reality is most of us will have to learn how to manage our time better, and give our body the love and proper nourishment that it deserves.
Here we share with you some nutrition tips and natural remedies to give you a leg up to combat the common health issues that affect working women.
1. Skin Aging
Late nights, early starts and stress can cause your skin to age prematurely, causing problems like puffy eyes and face, wrinkles and fine lines, and even acne breakouts. This is aggravated by poor hygiene, especially if you don’t have a proper skincare routine or forget to remove your make-up frequently.
To strengthen and boost the quality of your skin, you can try taking anti-aging foods like tomatoes, green tea and even dark chocolate. They help to protect your skin from damage, fight inflammation and slow down the signs of aging.
2. Digestive Issues
Tight deadlines can make it difficult to practice mindful eating, and you may end up choosing the most convenient option for lunch, which may be an oily cheeseburger or fried hawker food. Unhealthy foods, including processed foods and those high in sugar, can lead to digestive issues. Having unregular meals or skipping it entirely also adds to this problem.
It may be hard to find time to get a well-balanced meal, but perhaps you can try out our range of natural herbal teas from Traditional Medicinals on Marketplace that promote healthy digestion, and relieve gas, bloating and constipation.
3. Eyesight Problems
Staring at a screen for at least seven hours every day, especially without regular breaks, can strain your eyes and lead to poor eyesight. There are simple exercises you can do to help reduce the impact, but it’s also good to take a 10-minute break after every hour of screen time.
With regards to your diet, try eating more foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as oily fish, nuts and seeds. Omega-3 plays an important role in eye health and is known to protect your eyes and promote good eye health. Nuts and seeds also contain vitamin E, which protect your eyes from age-related damage.
4. Weak Immunity
If you notice yourself getting sick easily, such as with a cold, flu or sore throat, chances are, you’re not taking care of your health properly. You can try taking home remedies like honey and propolis to boost your immunity. Check out our Marketplace for Wildcape’s range of manuka honey which has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
However, if your infections persist, this may be pointing to another, more serious medical condition – do seek help from a doctor when this happens.
You experience heatiness when there’s a lot of “heat” inside your body, causing conditions like sore throat, ulcers, cough with sticky phlegm or dry lips. If you suffer from this often, you should avoid “heaty” foods like deep fried items, spicy dishes and chocolate.
We’ve also stocked up on Three Legs’ cooling water, which contains natural minerals to combat body heatiness for those who suffer from long-term fatigue, stress and poor sleep.
Apart from the conditions here, we have a range of wellness products on our in-app Marketplace that target other common health problems like backaches, feminine health and weight gain. You can also opt for a variety of therapy services through the platform, such as physiotherapy and fitness training sessions. Head over to the Marketplace to start browsing now!