Around one-third of women in a recent survey with exclusively female participants reported having lifestyle and mental health problems.
The experts claim that bad lifestyles can cause certain health issues for women all around the world. The researchers discovered that an inactive and desk-bound lifestyle is one of the core factors behind lifestyle disorders. According to the survey, approximately 10 hours per day are spent using a laptop, mobile device, or television by 25.5 percent of the participants. Ten of the participants have bone-related ailments and compared to 12 percent who have conditions such as diabetes, obesity, PCOD, and thyroid.
Another worrying statistic is that 36.2% of the participants consume junk food and fast food. Women’s depression may be influenced by eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. Women are more likely than men to experience depression and vice versa. Although natural hormonal changes alone are not usually the cause of sadness. But they can occur at any stage of life and are occasionally linked to it. Depressive symptoms may also develop as a result of other circumstances, such as difficult life events or cultural influences.
Participants in the survey ranged in age from 15 to 60 and came from a variety of Indian cities. It includes Ahmadabad, Bahadurgarh, Dehradun, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Noida, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Sonipat. Interestingly, 36.2% of participants said they liked yoga, whereas the same amount of women said they preferred walking. 14.9% of the female participants preferred dancing to any other type of exercise.
Health issues among women are on the rise right now but some of this can be traced to women’s lifestyle decisions. Men do not have to worry about several health issues that affect women, such as menopause, osteoporosis, and everything in between. Women frequently put the needs of their children above their own, neglecting their health in the process. For working women who are striving to juggle their work and home duties, this tendency can be particularly difficult.
Due to this, women may have irregular eating habits, skip meals, get little sleep, feel more stressed and anxious, engage in less physical activity, develop addictive behaviors, and have unsatisfying relationships. All of which can increase the risk of developing chronic or non-communicable diseases. According to the survey, just 17% of women seek medical attention for lifestyle disorders, even though 22% of women suffer from them. It is vital that individuals seek holistic treatment for their concerns, cut down on screen time and junk food, and indulge more in yoga, meditation & nutritious eating.
The majority of women, or 87.2%, in the survey, think that alternative treatments like yoga, meditation, and naturopathy can help them feel better. Natural medicine places a greater emphasis on educating women about the steps that must be taken to make long-lasting changes, restore the body’s right balance, and foster healing as opposed to modern medicine’s quick fix, which frequently only provides temporary comfort.
Through disciplined exercises and focused breathing, yoga can also improve endurance while easing muscle tension, and increasing flexibility, strength, and balance. The researchers emphasized that yoga can improve concentration and reduce stress by including appropriate poses (asanas), breath work, and meditation.
By incorporating yoga and naturopathy into their daily routines consistently over an extended length of time, women can retain good health. Women can maintain their health by practicing yoga regularly and by living a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Yoga and naturopathy are key components in sustaining women’s excellent health throughout their life. It includes premarital counseling, family planning, prenatal care, birth support, and pre and postnatal care. These practices have proven to be vital in promoting women’s health and well-being at every stage of life.