Every year, International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 to celebrate women, their rights, and their achievements. IWD began in the 1900s, and according to its website, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality” (2).
International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century now. But while many people think of it as a feminist cause, its roots lie in the labor movement. It was first organized in 1911 by the early 20th century Marxist from Germany Clara Zetkin who was born in 1857 in Germany’s Wiederau(1).
Sometimes women get so busy in their daily chores, that they lack time. Also, they put themselves last on the priority list. Due to which their health gets neglected a lot. However, it is very important to understand that along with the daily routine one must try and maintain a balance of physical, emotional, and mental health.
Today a lot of women live very unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle. This can lead to many reproductive and non-reproductive diseases like Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Arthritis, PCOS, PCOD, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer etc. Women so here is a wakeup call to put yourself first so that you can cater needs of others more efficiently.
In order to spread Women’s Health Awareness, here is a small contribution from myself Nirali Sharan (Nutrition & Fitness Consultant from Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences). On the occasion of Women’s Day, Nirali Sharan organized a small Fitness event (keeping Covid guidelines in mind) that includes women and kids of all different ages.
Women are considered to be great at multitasking. From managing household work, office work to their social lives, women can do it all with a smile on their face. Yet, in an effort to maintain a balanced work and family life, taking care of their health ranks lowest on their priority list. The rising cases of heart diseases, diabetes and hypertension prove that women pay the least attention to their health.
A good lifestyle, replete with regular exercise and proper diet is crucial to leading a happy, and fulfilling life. Irrespective of her age, every woman must make it a point to prioritize her fitness. We often match up a proper diet to counting calories and cutting out carbs. Perhaps, the question arises that are we on the right track, or have we completely misunderstood the concept of healthy eating? And, how different is the definition of healthy eating for every age group?
Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy International Women’s Day! Taking this day as an opportunity to talk about weight loss, a concern which tens of thousands of women struggle with, across the globe. This Women’s Day 2021, we talk about how to choose a perfect weight loss plan. Fitness Coach Nirali Sharan organized a program in her neighborhood to address this concern. For everyone who has been trying to shed some kilos but has failed to do so, maybe it’s because of the weight loss that you have been choosing for yourself.
To promote the cause a lot of people came forward and got associated with me to support such noble cause. Cannot thank enough Park Plaza Residential Association (Specially Mr. Tapan Gupta and Mr. Amar Fanse).
Ms. Dina Patel (Owner of Fitbites) and (RunwithDina)
Ms. Ankura Nihalani (Principal at Shannen, the world school – Gotri
Mr. Ripal Shah (Owner of Versatile Bakers Vadodara) and (V4U Holidays)
Mr. Paresh Patel (Ambica Auryedic Store – Gotri)
A big shout out to all the ladies who participated and made it a successful event.