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All tactics women need to keep fit, healthy and sane

By Njeri Wambui, K24 Digital On Sun, 10 Jul, 2022 09:00 | 4 mins read

In our society today, many women prioritize their partner’s or family members’ health and wellness before theirs. With this in mind, being mentally unstable is a big issue that women have to conquer in today’s world. 

All factors considered, it takes a strong woman to understand that her health needs are different from everyone else and should be prioritized too.

For example, the health needs of women differ from men because of biological structure differences, psychosocial differences, and other factors. 


Fact remains that you can take better care of others when you place your health as a priority. So, educate and empower yourself, then handle others to have better health goals.

You see all the things you need to do to get strong on a physical level and you run away from them, are the same things likely to happen when it comes to your mental strength.

You have probably heard about all those new habits you need to incorporate into your everyday life, but you get scared that it might be too much for you. What you do not know is that you need your mind to be in good health for you to be the person you always dreamt of being. 

To conquer the world, you should grow some strong nerves and a strong mindset. So how can women take better care of themselves? That is easy, by making some healthy lifestyle choices and identifying some survival tactics as highlighted below:

Stress management

Women have higher chances of mental breakdown compared to men. If you think about it critically, a woman’s role in a family setup requires her to give her all.


She will play many roles and have a strong desire to excel in all these roles which is not easy. So, for you to survive successfully, schedule a few minutes of break in your busy schedule and relax and do activities you like the most, take time off when need be.

Sleep schedule

Having a good night’s sleep goes a long way in providing energy, alertness, and better productivity. Regardless of the work on your plate, you should not compromise your sleep. 


Women should rest for about 6 to 8 hours of sound sleep rejuvenates them, keeping many problems at bay.

Escape the Comfort Zone

You all know of a fine saying that goes, ‘A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Chasing comfort is something even the strongest women struggle with every day. But if you want to emerge as the strongest then you take up the challenge and bring yourself out of that comfort zone.


An easy way to adapt is to step out and do something new and learn something new, these are a few things that give you an open mind. So the next time someone requests you to join them on a hike, don’t stay at home watching TV all day, go out and see the world!

Stay physically active

Household work is not an exercise. As a woman, you can generally make an excuse that you are doing household work, so you don’t need to exercise. Create a schedule that at least 5 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes, you have done an exercise. This will benefit your heart, help you stay fit, and reduce your stress levels.

Understanding Mistakes as Lessons

When a mistake happens, you should realize that you have done something wrong and there’s no need to cry over spilled milk. You move forward with your life, smarter from the whole experience.


As a mentally strong woman, you are not going to beat yourself up for a mistake you made, simply see it as an opportunity to grow. The mistake might not happen again for sure, but it needed to happen for you to realize what not to do.

Schedule Alone Time

This is probably the most important of all. Most mentally strong women set aside some time to be alone with their thoughts. What you should simply do, is see what’s going on inside of you and how you are feeling that day.

Just sit for a while, turn on some relaxing music and journal, meditate, or do anything else that can make you feel more at peace with yourself.


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