Multiple health problems are happening today to everyone across the World. This is due to a variety of factors including, incorrect food, pollution, use of plastic, stress and poor lifestyles. Sleeping late and not have a balanced diet plan is also causing major problems. If we learn to sleep well, half the problems can be reduced.
However, one of the most important factors for health and managing stress is exercise. It is important to keep moving physically through the day to stay healthy. Nothing works better than moving in different ways such as walking, bending, stretching and twisting. It is also very important to do this throughout the day and not just in one session. We should try and do something physical through the day, at least for four to five times a day.
If someone tells us to exercise or walk three to four times a day we may not be able to do so. This is practically not possible. We may find this to be impossible. The idea is not to do any structured exercise or go to a gym. That would be too strenuous and could damage the body. But there is something simple we can do to maintain perfect health. The best part is that this activity does not require you to go to a gym, or even leave the house. You need not even take separate time out for it at all. It can happen automatically.
Very simply, this wonderful exercise is housework. Do as many household chores as you can. If you do all your work at home on a daily basis, you will not require going to a gym. All the things we should do regularly are:
- Dusting, cleaning & mopping. Clean your entire house daily and put things back in place as an exercise.
- Cook your own food. Avoid takeaways, pre-packaged or ready to eat and partially cooked food.
- Run errands and do odd jobs. Fix things in the house of you can and do all your grocery and vegetables shopping three to four times a week instead of ordering online or doing weekly shopping. All of this is very beneficial.
Women used to be much healthier and get fewer diseases two to three decades ago. But this has changed dramatically and even young women are getting lifestyle diseases and cardiovascular problems in the same proportion as men. One of the key reasons is giving up housework and the use of automated appliances. The other one is the lack of a balanced diet plan.
Housework is also therapeutic for stress. Try it the next time you are ‘down’ or feeling low. Instead of sitting in front of the TV watching football or soaps; just clean out your cupboard or house or garage or iron clothes. Or maybe cook something. It would also be good to stop chatting or posting on Facebook.
To help you incorporate physical movements in your daily life, it would be a good idea to opt for one of our online Yoga programs, especially the express routine. It just takes around fifteen minutes and can be done twice a day.