Women’s weight loss and health: Making it a priority
Our approach to women’s health and women’s weight loss is navigating a dramatically changing world. We are busier and yet more sedentary than ever. We are constantly distracted by technology. In a bid to make life simpler, we are drawn to things that deplete our health – like fast food, alcohol and relaxing in front of yet another screen.
With Women’s Health Week on the horizon, there’s no better time to start contemplating how to take charge of your health and wellbeing in a modern landscape.
Women’s weight loss through the ages
Weight loss for women has changed over the years. Not so long ago women kept fit by walking kilometres around the house each day just doing the housework, and many people didn’t even own a car. These days, many of us work in jobs that require us to spend most of the day sitting. And we sit to get there, sit to come home, and sit when we’ve arrived.
Even if you’re not in a desk job, modern technology has created a world in which incidental exercise barely exists. So it’s no wonder that we women are now, on average, over 15 kilograms heavier than we were in the fifties. Of course, there have been so many positive changes since then, but weight loss is not one of them.
Women’s health in a modern world
According to Women’s Health Week, the two biggest obstacles we face when it comes to women’s health are lack of time and our refusal to make health a priority. Let’s be honest – it’s unlikely that you’re going to magically find yourself with more hours in the day. But, there are many ways that you can begin to change your attitude and your lifestyle to prioritise health on the daily.
Tips to prioritise your health in 2019
Imagine your ideal future self
Imagine yourself in the future. What do you want to look like? How do you want to feel? What might you need to change to make this a reality?
Write down your goals and reward your achievements
Get clear about what you want and how to achieve your health goals. Write down what activities will help you to feel like the healthiest version of yourself. Then reward yourself when you follow through.
Weight loss for women and women’s health can be an isolating feat, especially when your friends and family like to indulge. Seek support from your loved ones and your Jenny Craig consultant, and ask your friends and family to indulge in healthy activities with you like going for a walk or creating a healthy meal together.