Women health is important for entire healthcare system. Though women and men share many similar health problems,women have some just limited to them.

In India, more than half (51%) of all women of reproductive age have anaemia, whereas more than one in five (22%) of adult women are overweight, according to the data.

The recent announcement made by Sonali Bendre on social media about her cancer and its metastasis stage has sent shock waves across the country – especially with special need to talk about women health and why we women need to take care of health

I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming.

– Sonali Bendre Behl
She is all of 43 and if you ask an average Indian – he/she would say – for a person of her stature and social circle she surely would have been taking care of her health. However, I seldom think that we Indian women put our health as the last priority, even availability of milk for others for the evening coffee seems to go up in the priority list than taking those healthy smoothies or a nutrition pill.
Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with a 'high-grade cancer' that has metastised
Women Health

What Are 7 Reasons Why Women Should Concentrate More On Their Health?

If you look at the statistics in the recent years you would see

  • High incidence of breast lumps among women
  • Anemia at reproductive age
  • Early Age Obesity
  •  Psychological and physical health status is often dramatically impacted by the presence of malnutrition
  • Breast Cancer

India is facing a growing cancer epidemic, with a large increase in the number of women with breast cancer. By the year 2020 nearly 70 percent of the world’s cancer cases will come from developing countries, with a fifth of those cases coming from India.

A sudden increase in breast cancer among women is appallingly high. In fact so high that people have even begun believing in the various fake whatsapp news on covering your chest with dupatta while out in sun would reduce risk of breast cancer.

Well, women – one cannot find an answer as to what exactly causes the cancer however leading a healthy lifestyle and following self examination ritual once every three months is what is advised by doctors all over the world.

Wheat grass powder is a very good product to protect you from different types of cancers including breast cancer

SIM ORGANICS WHEAT GRASS POWDER
SIM ORGANICS WHEAT GRASS POWDER
  • Heart Disease

Heart disease and Stroke, two main cardiovascular diseases, are major causes of death for women. Women are more likely than men to die within few weeks of heart attack. Leading healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of disease.

High HDL fat and less immunity in your body is the main reason for such conditions. Take chia seeds on a daily basis to increase omega 3s and omeaga 6 fatty acis in your body naturally. This will reduce the bad cholesterol in your body and give your heart better health.

SIM ORGANICS CHIA SEEDS
SIM ORGANICS CHIA SEEDS
  • Menstrual Cycle 

 The monthly menstrual cycle includes the physiological changes that can effect physical and mental health of women. Genital areas and menstrual health needs to be taken care of.

With growing awareness about menstrual pads and menstrual cups, urban women health is slowly improving, however their rural counterparts have still been left behind in this sphere.

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  • Osteoporosis

Women prone higher risk to osteoporosis (Weaken Bones).

Peak bone mass , the maximum bone density & a strength a person can attain, is lower for women than it is for men. Rapid bone occurs due to loss of estrogen at menopause, contributes a greater risk to osteoporosis.

7 Reasons Why Women Should Concentrate More On Their Health.
7 Reasons Why Women Should Concentrate More On Their Health.

Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are best natural sources of calcium, magnesium and selenium.

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SIM ORGANICS SUNFLOWER SEEDS

Depression

The risks of depression have been linked to changing hormonal environment that woman experience, including puberty,menstrual cycle, pregnancy,post pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. So ladies, try not to be too hard on yourselves. Be happy. Your health is really important, do take time for it.

Pumpkin seeds are the best source of nutrients that can keep your hormones balanced and gives you good sleep

SIM ORGANICS PUMPKIN SEEDS
SIM ORGANICS PUMPKIN SEEDS

Anemia 

Anemia is a major global health problem for women. It is linked to a number of adverse health outcomes including poor pregnancy and impaired cognitive function. The main cause of the problem is Iron Deficiency.

In fact anemia is a vicious circle where adolescent girls face malnutrition especially iron deficiency, this is carried on to her adult life with less cared for menstrual cycles. finally when she gives birth – she delivers a malnourished child.

It is very important to take care of children while they are young so as to mitigate this malnutrition at root. Moringa powder is a very good source of iron and is a great way to boost iron content and immunity in your children

SIM ORGANICS Moringa Powder
SIM ORGANICS Moringa Powder

Dementia 

The lifetime risk for a woman of developing alzeimer’s risk is twice that of men. It may be due to higher life expectancy, changing hormonal status over their lifetime etc. Deaths due to dementia are higher in woman than man.

I recently visited one relative of mine who has totally lost her power to remember – well, in India the familial system still supports the old – thanks to our culture and tradition. However this may not be the case in the coming days because children have started moving our of the country and seldom return.

So make sure to have a tablespoon of hemp seeds everyday

SIM ORGANICS HEMP-SEEDS
SIM ORGANICS HEMP-SEEDS

Reproductive & Sexual Health

Woman experience many unique health issues related to reproductive and sexuality. Complications during pregnancy, abortion, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, genital mutilation are some of the health issuues

7 Reasons Why Women Should Take Care Of Their Health
7 Reasons Why Women Should Take Care Of Their Health

30 Comments on Women Health – 7 Reasons Why Women Should Concentrate More On Their Health

  1. Menaka, like you I am a firm believer in the benefits of organic food and being careful about we eat. Insulin resistance and diabetes are huge issues for men and women and even, now, children in the US. Thank you for hosting #BloggersPitStop.

  2. Wow, this is such a great post and very informative. It allows me to think to take care of myself more and I am glad that you were able to share this information with us. Thank you and I am sure it will be a great help for many most especially for women.

  3. I totally agree with all these points, in my younger years not so much, but now that I am a mother, my health is key. A really great informative post.

  4. This is a very informative article and is also a very important one. One’s health is extremely important and we should be putting our health first more then we do and sooner. I just turned 40 and have really been cracking down on myself when it comes to how I’m taking care of myself these days!

  5. All of these are definite reasons to want to focus on your own health. You need to be able to take care of yourself and do things to prepare for your future.

  6. We’re definitely at risk from a lot of diseases and it’s really important that we take better care of our health. It’s not easy but it’s all worth the effort in the end.

  7. That’s an informative post. I have started making changes and taking better care of myself.

  8. Lovely article, good to know that seeds help in many cases. We all need to remember that health is an important part of our life and we should take care of it.

  9. I had no idea that India had a growing breast cancer rate. I love that you are blogging about awareness and prevention methods. I have chia seeds every day (but that’s the only “healthy” thing I do) so I’ll be trying out some hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds thanks to your suggestions.

  10. I completely agree! I think it is so important to take care of yourself. I am very high risk for breast cancer as it runs on both my mums side and my dads so this really resinates with me.

  11. I didn’t realize that link to depression. It seems we all know someone who suffers from it (we have a family member who does). Always always good to hear about things that might positively affect her. I’ve been trying to concentrate more on my health over here. Things change when you get closer to 50.

  12. This is very informative post. It will definitely help those women out there who needed to be healthy to prevent all sorts of sickness.

  13. Thanks for a reminder with this blog. Hearing about Sonali Bendre was shocking. Health is key,no matter what the profession is. For us a travel bloggers, being constantly on the move, it is an important area of life and we are happy to find like minded bloggers here!

  14. I think it’s so important for everyone to look after their health. I had no idea that so many cancer cases were from india, that’s a scary stat x

  15. I agree that we should focus on our health. When I was younger, it’s all about getting skinny. Now I just want to be a healthier momma. Hormonal imbalance is real and is getting the best of me.

  16. This is a great post. Women certainly need to be more conscientious of their health, for all of the reasons you mentioned!

  17. Health is the true wealth one has, so irrespective of gender one must take care for sure. These are some great food to incorporate in our diets.

  18. What an informative and helpful post this is indeed. I learned so many great new things that I will be trying out.

  19. Thank you for sharing this – I suffer from Anaemia (Iron deficiency) and I had never thought to try Moringa powder but I surely will do now! I think it is great that you are blogging about this as it needs more awareness, especially amongst younger women!

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