Women have challenging roles, biologically as well as socially. The physical and mental labor of women, while often unaccounted for in casually sexist setups of the economy- such as the GDP- fail to find their well-deserved place.

Women multitask like maniacs working at home and their jobs, managing immaculately well both the domestic spaces and the professional fronts. They juggle through the polyphonous characters with ease and set a precedent in all departments alike.

While they bash the patriarchy and change the world, it is crucial for women to understand how these draining tasks affect their mind and body in order to deal effectively with the stress- both mental and physical.

To ensure that women take due care of their minds, bodies, and souls, here is a list of health and fitness tips; compiled with both ease and effectiveness in mind.

A flexible plan to start with

It is unimaginable to have a strict and pointy diet plan and not feel squashed through the day while craving the guilty pleasures that comes with a caramel latte with a dollop of Nutella.

While most will go on about the importance of adhering to this stringent diet for one’s sake, it is also crucial to understand that following it at all times is not only depressing but also extremely difficult when the shelves are only stacked with unhealthy snacks.

A diet requires meal preparation and planning ahead, and sometimes that just is not possible. Therefore it is important to not beat oneself up when slipping through a diet. Rather it is important to be accommodating and having room in the diet for errors and treats.

Long-term results that last are much more important than short-term results which require extensive effort but do not last for long enough.

  1. The chakra must be balanced

In an attempt to cut down on carbs or fats or sugars, one must not forget how important balance is. It is imperative to remember that every food group is important for a healthy diet.

To maintain a healthy balance, it is important to only monitor and control the intake of fats or sugars, or carbs, and not completely stop it as that can have adverse effects on the body.

In case of disturbed sleeping patterns or undue anxiety, one should never ignore these and consult a doctor straight away.

  1. Take enough calcium

Most women choose to have children, though this trend is rapidly seeing a welcome change. For those who choose to experience blissful motherhood in the future, or already have, it is important to consume calcium in adequate amounts.

If there is a shortage of calcium in the body during pregnancy or lactation, the bones and teeth get weaker and consequently get brittle.

Menstruation also causes loss of minerals in the body, which is why every woman who experiences the monthly cycles should take enough minerals, including calcium.

Ensuring that one gets enough Vitamin D is also essential for the proper absorption of calcium in the body.

  1. “Refill, please.”

It is more important for women to consume water than it is for men due to purely scientific reasons: men have more muscle, which holds water very well; and women have more fat, which does not hold water very well.

As a result, women at greater risk of experiencing dehydration, which in turn has a range of negative effects on the health. It makes one lethargic, causes acne and bad breath, and can even lead to abnormal calcification and infections.

It is advisable to consume ample fluids for the same reason, and the best option among those would be water.

  1. Maintain the posture

The most common reason women have body aches is not the exertion of the body, which of course affects it too, but that women often hold stress in different parts of the body.

Due to a clenched jaw, tight shoulders, and stressed eyebrows, the body’s muscles start tightening up everywhere. This tightness causes aches, pains, and several diseases related to the muscles in the body. This can be the cause for chronic pains and lifetime issues which never even come o find a concrete diagnosis.

It is advisable to stretch the entire body at least twice a day to release this tension that is accumulated in the body. A quick tip is to notice once in a while if the body feels stiff or doesn’t, and then relax the shoulders, straighten posture and practice deep breathing techniques.

  1. Find a healthy hobby

Hobbies are important because they help the mind refresh and rejuvenate, and take the focus away from the stresses of every day. This, in turn, makes it easier to concentrate and perform better with more enthusiasm than before.

A hobby could very well be watching detective shows, but when done lying on the sofa with three bowls of popcorn, it can be rather unhealthy. Moreover, research has proven that hobbies which require the engagement of the body help make one more active and alert, and have several health benefits.

Healthy hobbies which are fun and engaging are easy to find, it could be taking a furry friend for a walk for a climb once a week, doing yoga or aerobics, or just dancing for a half hour every day.

What is important is that one enjoys the hobbies that they have, since the most important part of this exercise is to allow the mind to relax and refresh.

  1. Positive vibes only

It is not unknown that the people one has around them can change their mood, attitude, approach, and their entire day. While everyone has outbursts and bad days occasionally which only remind everyone of how they are human, it is important to look out for negative people who constantly dole out criticism and unnecessary comments.

Dealing with such people on an everyday basis is very taxing and exhausting, and is a risk no woman should take.

Following simple tips like the ones aforementioned which do not require a gargantuan change in the lifestyle but are easy to accommodate in the day to day activities are key for one being healthy.

As women grow older, they should never ignore aches and stiffness, other issues that are unaccounted for, and consult a doctor. Docprime is one such platform which can be used for an easy and hassle-free online doctor consultation.

The most important step to being healthy is always being happy, and a positive and optimistic approach can transform even the worst of days, and show excellent results in one’s health in the short and the long term.


  • There’s something special about the excitement, freedom, and sense of adventure that comes with a road trip. You know it could be long and drawn out, with the possibility of getting stuck in traffic, but with the right people, none of that seems to matter.   Successfully completing a road trip requires careful planning, and a preparedness for any scenarios. Luckily, we’ve put together this guide to planning the idyllic road trip you read about in coming-of-age novels. So before you throw your dog-eared copy of On the Road into your bag and head off for Route 66, the Amalfi Coast, or Cabot Trail, make sure you tick off everything you need to do before you leave, so you spend less time worrying where everything is, and more time enjoying wherever you go.

    Pick the right time of year to head off

    There’s little point in going on a road trip when the weather will make it difficult. If you’re heading somewhere that notoriously suffers from extreme snowfall, then maybe wait until after winter to drive there. You definitely don’t want to be stranded in a strange area because you drove right into a snow storm. Similarly, going on a road trip means you’ll be spending hours in a car or a van, and the middle of summer may simply be far too hot to spend so much time on the road. Check the weather and average temperatures of the areas you’ll be driving through, and plan your trip accordingly.

    Make sure you have the right insurance

    Perhaps the most important thing you should do before you go is sort out your insurance. Make sure everything is up to date if you’re taking your own car, and carefully go over your policy. It may be worth discussing it with your insurance provider, letting them know that you’re planning to go on a road trip. If there is any additional cover available, they may be able to offer it to you on a short-term basis. However, if you’re hiring out a minivan or car, it’s best to look into temporary car insurance, which usually lasts a month. On the chance that your road trip will last less than that, you could look into a pay-as-you-go policy. Providers like Cuvva offer temporary car insurance via an app, with policies ranging from one hour, right up to 28 days, perfect for a road trip which may end up being shorter or longer than originally planned.   If your road trip will be taking you abroad, then you’ll need to have the right medical travel insurance. Hopefully you won’t need it, but it’s always best to have it just in case of any nasty accidents. Traditional travel insurance covers you for a set number of days, but much like the car insurance, your plans could change last minute. Thankfully, Revolut now offers a pay-per-day travel insurance, which starts at just under £1 per day, and covers for trips up to 40 days, allowing you to only pay for what you need.

    Carefully plan your route and stops on a paper map

    You never know when technology will fail you. The last thing you want is to be left lost, with a map on your phone that requires phone signal you can’t get. While you can use digital maps, it’s best to have a physical paper map—with your route highlighted—in case of any technical problems. However, you should use map-based apps to help plan your route. Roadtrippers, for instance, makes planning a route even easier by highlighting things like rest stops, hotels, and even estimating fuel costs.   However you plan it, it’s important to keep your plans relatively loose on a road trip, as anything could delay you. Whether you wind up getting lost, going off-route because a signpost caught your eye, or because of road closures and extreme traffic, anything could happen. When planning your trip, make sure to account for any “free time” which can provide leeway for the times when you desperately need it.

    Make sure your ride is in top condition

    If you’re taking your own car, make sure you complete all maintenance checks, and get your car serviced at least a few weeks before the start of your trip. This ensures your vehicle is running in its best condition, and reduces the chances of it breaking down in the middle of a motorway, which is the last thing you want on a driving trip. If you’re renting a vehicle, the rental company should be on top of maintenance checks for you.   Regardless of what vehicle you’re driving, you should have some basic understanding of how to fix minor car issues, such as changing a flat tyre, replacing headlight bulbs, or changing your air filter. Keep a small toolbox in the car in case you do need to make any quick repairs while on the road, which will be especially handy if you’re miles away from the nearest garage, and you find you can’t fix the problem yourself. As long as you can patch your car up just enough to get you to the nearest garage (in case of any major issues) you’ll be fine.   It’s also a good idea to take a spare set of car keys—you never know what could happen.

    Pack food in a cooler box

    You’ll spend most of your trip cooped up in your car, so it’s a good idea to have food to eat in your car, instead of relying on drive-thru’s and service stops. Pack things like fruit, sandwiches, crackers, crisps, protein bars—essentially anything you can eat cold, that doesn’t necessarily need a plate. Having your food in a cool box also means it will stay fresher for longer. Of course, when you do eventually get to service stations or supermarkets, stock up your cool box with more food to keep you going during the longer continuous stretches on the road.   Don’t forget to pack more than enough water to keep everyone hydrated, as well as energy drinks to keep you going. It’s also a good idea to routinely tidy up the car, getting rid of any food wrappers, empty bottles, and the like. This keeps everything organised, and minimises the risks of you losing anything.

    Take portable chargers and check your data allowance

    Having at least one (decent) portable charger with you will ensure that phones will have sufficient battery life until you reach a stop where you can plug into the wall. This helps with listening to music, podcasts, and just general entertainment while on the road, as well as keeping in contact with everyone back home. But you should keep on top of your data allowance at the same time. Download any music and podcasts when you still have WiFi to avoid using up valuable data on streaming, to avoid being faced with an extortionate charge on your phone bill.

    Stick to your budget and look for offers

    Drive-thru’s, meal deals, and coffee stops are just a few of the small but frequent transactions that will quickly add up over the course of your holiday. Make sure you keep on top of your spending, and have an emergency fund that you absolutely do not spend, unless you have to (like if you need to buy a new battery for the car). You should also try and keep your fuel money separate, so you know exactly how much money you have to play around with. Consider tracking your expenses with an app, or simply keeping a written log of what you’ve spent and your budget.   When it comes to spending money, look for offers and special deals to help stretch your money further. This could be anything from paying for attractions you want to see (group bookings tend to work out slightly cheaper) to buying food or drinks.   A road trip can be gruelling and take its toll, but with the right planning you’ll have the trip of a lifetime.