Why It’s Okay to be a Strong Woman
Commonly known as “me time” and now increasingly referred to as “self-care,” women prioritising their health, fitness and overall wellness is on the rise and that is a good thing.
Gone are the days when women of a certain age – or, perhaps, women who are at a certain level in their lives – were the only ones expected to care about their holistic (mind, body, soul) health. Women of varying ages and experiences have now begun to openly discuss the balance issue in the past few decades.
Whether or not you are building a family while you pursue your career goals – balance and taking care of your health should be a priority. Here are some benefits of being a strong woman in 2016:
A strong body, a stronger mind
Taking care of yourself can take many forms, but taking care of one’s body has always been a popular step in the quest to find balance. Practices such as regular exercise and a nutritious diet tend to affect other avenues such as mental health. While exercise and diet are not cures or medicine for mental health concerns, they are a step closer to better overall care and stress relief.
Because fitness requires practice and dedication, the more you do it, the better you get at it, which makes exercise a rewarding pursuit and teaches you to build a resilience you might not have known you possess. With enough dedication you are able to run farther, lift heavier things and breathe deeper.
It also does not hurt one bit that some people find stress relief from doing physical activity.
It’s okay to be visibly strong
Society seems to value women’s strength but only insofar as it applies to how it comforts men and other societal structures. Strong women are forgiving and endure unspeakable pain. Strong women stay in bad relationships longer and when it all falls apart they rebuild families when they are let down by their significant others. Strong women are rocks.
But, according to taught standards, the worst way to be a strong woman is through your physicality and a lot of appreciation is shown to the more slender fragile build. Well, to hell with that we say. If you want to be a visibly strong woman, a woman who looks like she could bench press her weight, and then some, that’s okay. Strong is also beautiful and sexy and whatever else you might want it to be.
Good health is wealth
Never has a cliché rung more true! Living healthy and being around for a long time beats dying before you’re able to enjoy all your money. Practically, this could apply as a motivator as you pursue all your career and business goals. Investing in your health is good business sense. Living a life that is balanced in terms of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health puts you in the best position to compete and pursue your goals.
Exercise has also been proven to improve health issues relating to the heart, lungs and to an extent even endometriosis. Leading an active life and eating well also means that you have a low chance of being invaded by chance infections such as colds, which can take up to two weeks to go away once contracted.
It will improve your sex life
Last, but certainly not least, dedicating yourself to being your own version of strong will have other welcome positive results. It will likely improve your stamina in the bedroom! Beyond being more energized, fitness helping you relieve stress and improve concentration will free your head up for other activities, such as more sex. This is certain to not make only you but your partner happy as well.
What is your favourite part of being a strong woman?