Here Are 5 Ways You Can Stay Healthy As A Busy Professional

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The American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) says that working women are more likely to experience health-related issues. Now, these include tendonitides, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety, stress disorders and so on.

To be truly successful, you have to look out for your physical as well as mental well-being.

Are you interested in ensuring you stay healthy despite your busy routine? See below.

1. Join a Zumba dance or yoga class

Taking up a physical exercise class like yoga or Zumba will help you keep oxygenated blood flowing to your body’s vital organs. Besides engaging your muscles, Yoga or Zumba encourages a healthy heart-rate. If your goal is for a more relaxed mind, Zumba is effective. If however, you prefer something more zen, then yoga is ideal. If you are the active and the daring type then start cycling or join a cycling club, you can also join a gym and partake in aerobic classes.

2. Be aware of your triggers

Sometimes, we are so busy about completing that task that we don’t even realize that we are stressed. Many of us are not aware of the causes of our anxiety or stress. Identify your stress triggers and prevent them from affecting your health.

3. Detoxify with natural juices

Processed drinks do more harm than good to the body. Why not make your own smoothie recipe with a variety of fruits. Smoothies are known to detox your body and calm your mind.
Simply buy several fresh fruits and use a good blender. Every day, blend yourself a juicy smoothie after breakfast.

3. Eat the right kind of food

If you are eating more junk than a home-cooked meal, you are at risk. Avoid processed food. Nuts such as walnuts, almond, and raisins are great for nourishing the nerves.
According to Dr. Cecilia L. Luong of Tiger Smile Family Dentistry, sesame seeds are not only nutritious but great for the teeth.
“They are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and other minerals that strengthen teeth and bones. Their rigid texture also cleanses the surface of the teeth as you chew,” she says.

5. Hydrate yourself

Research reveals that drinking fresh, cold water can raise your metabolism by 30% – 40% in half an hour. Water helps the body maintain a good PH balance that gives great skin tone, hair texture, and nails. Water also makes the body absorb nutrients and fats better. Chug a good quantity each day.

Only a healthy mind and body can achieve great things inside and outside the office. As you navigate your way up the career ladder, don’t ignore your general well-being. Check out our earlier article on leaving Work stress at work for more useful tips.



Jane Egerton-Idehen is a telecommunication executive with over 13 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. Jane has a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in that industry. She curates her thoughts around her career journey, experiences and passion in life.