Let’s learn to prioritize ourselves!

The Founders and team of Pinkathon always come with a unique way to explore the Womaniya world. During the lockdown of 2020, Milind Soman and Reema Sanghavi come up with the idea of the Pinkathon@Home! Newsletter. Big thanks to them for providing such a wonderful opportunity for Pinkathon Ambassadors to share their thoughts and knowledge with the community.

 

I began my journey with Pinkathon two years ago. While speaking to next-door neighbors Sneha and Sandeep bazaar, I got to know about the Pinkathon Community. After understanding the concept from my mentor and Pinkathon Ambassador Dr. Mithali, Sandeep, and Sharmila Munj,

 I started my training locations at Marunji and Thatwade in Pune. I was new to running, especially running barefoot. Pinkathon Ambassador Sandeep Bazaar and his team’s structured program lead me to crack: Mumbai to Pune 100 miles, Lonavala 100km in 24 hrs, and barefoot 24hr podium. This boosted my confidence. I was confident that I could continue running at any stage in life and despite any health conditions. Thank you Pinkathon family for adding a new chapter of physical and mental wellness in my life.

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Understand your plate: the richness of Ultra process food

VIDEO OF THE WEEK!

In this fast-paced world that we live in, we are getting used to the culture of fast-foods and unhealthy eating habits. Freshly produced natural fruits and vegetables that contain immense nurturing nutrients are being neglected. If you and I want to stay healthy, we need to consciously avoid these ultra-processed foods that come disguised with their flavourful taste and captivating aroma. We need to invest in healthier alternatives that will benefit us in the long run.

THINGS TO READ!

Steal The Day: 21 Days Self-Care Checklist

A Man asked an artist "how do you make such beautiful things from stone?" He replied, "Beauty is already hidden there. I just remove the extra stone.” Anonymous

I am not sure how your day treats you today. However, I can assure you, your tomorrow will be awesome.  If you regret and cries at the beginning of the day, you won't reach anywhere. Daily cleanup and follow-up is a regular regime to boost your mind and balance your life.  So wakeup!  Set your Happy Self-Care Awareness 21 days. 

How this works and where it comes from? According to the Oxford Dictionary self-care is “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress”.

Workout to live longer, not to become skinny

Physical activity improves your brain health, maintains your weight, and strengthens your bones and muscles. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), less than 5% of adults take part in moderate physical activity each day. Only 35–44% of adults who are 75 years or older are physically active and 28-34% of adults aged between 65-74 years are physically active. Women who are physically active remain at a 30% lower risk of breast cancer and anxiety.

Recipe of the week : I will go with all: Sambal

Sambal is an Indonesian chilli sauce traditionally grinned in Stone cobek and ulekan (mortar and pestle/ ओखल और मूसल). Here, I am sharing my kitchen recipe passed down to me by my Malaysian friends. This is a yummy, low calorie and spicy sauce that goes with veg, non-veg and vegan dishes.

THE BIG IDEA!

My working table is missing: Gap on Resume

This is not only the story of you and me; it’s about a social belief that a woman’s first priority is to take care of her family. Due to this pressure, a negative impact is created on our health, finances, career, and job opportunities.

It is always difficult for women who re-enter their workspaces to start afresh. But it is never late to start working again. There are many reasons why women quit their jobs.

PODCAST

In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by an online personal trainer, life coach and corporate wellbeing trainer Janette Cardy. Janette is a GB athlete and founder of ‘Janette Cardy Fitness’ and she chats with Dr Newson about the physical and mental effects of exercise.

They also discuss how to find the right exercise programme for you and they share some helpful tips on how to inculcate regular exercising into your daily life. Exercise isn't a proven way to reduce menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and sleep disturbances. However, regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight, relieve stress and improve your quality of life.

Menopause and I: Beat the heat

Legal/ Business development/ health/ mental wellness question/ workout (Group)

Q: As consuming advertised health drinks safe and effective?

Q: How often do I need a physical examination, breast examination, pelvic examination, and Pap test?

Q: My daughter is 14 yrs old now, Should she get the HPV vaccine?

Q: Will COVID-19 impact my menstruation cycle?

OUR HERO

Interview with Suju George

How do you see yourself at 67?

67 years is a pretty long period. Seven decades of living on this planet; with streaks of grey hair here and there which I no longer hide. Life wisdom has become an asset, accumulating it as the years roll forward. I like to see myself as an explorer, exploring the possibilities to keep my daily life vibrant and useful.

NOW TRENDING! 

Yoga in pregnancy: fear foot?

Pregnancy is a happy and joyous time in a woman’s life. Pregnancy brings an extensive change to a woman’s life. Prenatal care, even before planning pregnancy, helps in safe conception as well as delivery of a healthy infant and prevents the complications of pregnancy.

The popularity of the different forms of yoga during pregnancy is trending. Yoga poses stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion.

According to the report of the Ministry of Child and Woman Development, and the Ministry of Ayush, India

  • Prenatal yoga improves sleep

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth

  • Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath

 

Prenatal yoga has skyrocketed and caught the attention of a long list of celebrity moms-to-be. Women often stop doing yoga during pregnancy. But Bollywood and Hollywood’s actresses have made women aware of this by doing it. Barrymore, Miss Universe 2000 pageant Lara Dutta and many more celebrities have marketed that yoga is safe during pregnancy.

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