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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Tips For Working Mothers

Working mothers have a tough time balancing their family and work. Even though they have to shoulder additional responsibilities, they carry them out very efficiently, without any complaints. However, it is quite natural to feel stressed out and exhausted, when along with work, you also have kids to attend to. Prioritizing becomes a real challenge for such mothers, as it is not possible to avoid feeling guilty for not giving sufficient time to your children. The article comes up with useful tips for working moms, to help them strike the perfect balance between work and home.

                  Advice For Working Mothers

Look For An Accommodating Workplace
As a working mother, there is nothing more blissful than a workplace that is accommodating of your family life. If possible, choose a workplace which is close to your home and lenient enough to respond positively to your family needs. While in some 'very competitive' corporations, this might prove to be an unrealistic expectation on your part, there are many companies that realize the limitations of working mothers and don’t burden them with unnecessary and unreasonable expectations.

Try To Keep Your Mornings Smooth
Do you often struggle to reach office in time, no matter how much you hurry? If your have a school-going child, you may find yourself running from pillar to post in the morning, looking for his/her school bag, books, socks and other items. Being organized will be of great help in such a case, so that you manage your work and home effectively. Arrange things that you'll need in the morning, before you hit the bed in the night. You might not feel like sorting out things after a long day's work, but it will save you a lot of unnecessary exertion in the morning.

Leave Work At The Workplace
Never ever bring your office work to home, if you intend to strike a real balance between your professional and personal life. You have all the right to be an ambitious career woman, but it will be very unjust to leave your children ignored at home as well, to achieve your work aspirations. Also remember, your should not bring office tensions back to home and vent out your frustration on your innocent children.

Spend Quality Time With Your Kids
Often working mothers complain that they don’t get much time to spend with their kids. They need to realize that while it is important to spend as much time as possible with their kids, work constraints may not allow them to do so. So, they should concentrate on spending quality time with kids. If you are a working mother, don’t spend lavishly on your kids, to compensate for your dearth of time. Money can never substitute parental affection. Talk to your kids and encourage them to share their feelings with you, whenever you get time.

Don’t Forget To Relax & Have Fun
Paucity of time can easily make you forget that you are human. The thought of relaxation might be far away from your mind. However, you need to relax and calm your mind. No doubt, you are leading a hectic life, but there is no use constantly fretting on how busy you are keeping. Take a time-out whenever possible, to relax and have fun. Involve your kids in your enjoyment and give them their due share of attention.
      Hav Fun And Enjoy Being a Mother!

                                                    sent to us by
                                                Mrs Neha Ambani (India)


"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare,
Hare Ram Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare".

Chanting of this Maha mantra regularly, fills your heart with immense peace and joy. you will begin to see light when all seems dark. your wishes come true out of the blue.

Heart Disease-No 1 Killer In Women

When you hear the term 'Heart Disease,' what is your first reaction? Like many women, you may think, “That’s a man’s disease” or “Not my problem.”
But here is The Heart Truth: Heart disease is the number one killer of women . Most women don’t know this. But it is vital that you know it—and know what it means for you.

One woman dies almost every minute from Heart Disease.Yet Studies Show that only 21%One woman view Heart Disease as Health Threat.

Worldwide 8.6 million women die of heart disease each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in women. With all the risk factors common to men additionally use of Oral Contraceptive pills is there in women. So women should be educated about everything they need to know about their heart.

According to statistics, the mortality rate among women suffering from cardiovascular diseases is also higher than that of men across the world, including India. The main reason behind the increased mortality rate in women is the changes in lifestyle in metropolitan cities. In big cities women are working late shifts and more and more women are taking help of smoking and drinking to deal with the stress of personal and professional life.

'Risk Factors'

1) Non Modifiable : Age , Family history and sex.

2) Modifiable :
High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Obesity , smoking, Alcohol, Unhealthy Diet, Stress and depression, Sedentary lifestyle.

Following are the Risk Factors That Play a Bigger Role in Women.
These factors affect both men and women, but doctors are finding that they may have a bigger impact on women:

a) Diabetes. This in particular is a more potent risk factor for women. Women who have diabetes have a four to five times more elevated risk for heart disease.

b) Birth Control Pills : Studies show that women who use high-dose birth control pills are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke because blood clots are more likely to form in the blood vessels.

Much of this information comes from studies of birth control pills containing higher doses of hormones than those commonly used today. Still, the risks of using low-dose pills are not fully known.
Therefore, if you are now taking any kind of birth control pill or are considering using one, keep these guidelines in mind: Don’t mix smoking and “the pill.” If you smoke cigarettes, make a serious effort to quit. If you cannot quit, choose a different form of birth control.

Unusual fatigue, Sleep disturbance , shortness of breath ,Indigestion , anxiety.

'You and Your Doctor: A Heart Healthy Partnership'

"ASK AND YOU GET!" Tell your doctor you want to keep your heart healthy and would like help in achieving that goal. Ask questions about your chances of developing heart disease and how you can lower your risk.
A wholistic approach combining Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy , Naturopathy, Yoga , and Lifestyle modifications can save your heart.

If you eat a nutritious diet, engage in regular physical activity, maintain a healthy weight, and stop smoking, you will improve your heart health. No matter what heart disease risk factors you have—or how many—you will greatly benefit from taking action in these four areas. If you already have heart disease, you can lessen its severity by following this plan.

True, you may need to take other steps to prevent or control heart disease. For example, if you have diabetes, you also will need to keep your blood sugar levels under control. But following a heart healthy eating plan, controlling your weight ,and engaging in more physical activity will help you keep your blood sugar at healthy levels. These steps will also help reduce your chances of developing high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol.

So Women , lets respond with one voice to the health crises of womens heart disease by creating awareness amongst ourselves.

NEWS-"Actress Elizabeth Banks promotes American Heart Association campaigns to spread awareness of Heart Disease in Women, Their No-1 Killer".

sent to us by,
Dr Rohinee A Motwani
Consultant Cardiac Rehabilitation (India)