A woman's health is her total well-being
Updated on 03 October 2017

The moment you feel that you're not well, don't just ignore it. What women often tend to forget is that they are more exposed to illness and health ailments such as diabetes, heart problems and breast cancer.

Women need to partner up with their doctor, find out their family medical history and pay attention to their body. Firstly, you should feel comfortable with your doctor; It's important you feel you can talk to them about anything regarding your health. Secondly, be open and honest, they can't help you otherwise. Lastly, DIY; breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, the 5 simple self-check technique is a good way to ensure you are being proactive about your health (check the best method with your doctor).

As a mother, sometimes taking care of your health and fitness gets neglected too. So here are some health & fitness tips especially for the mothers amongst us;

  • Exercise early in the morning to boost your energy and generate a positive mood throughout your day.
    - If you wait till later in the day, you're most probably going to miss your workout session. Fitness First have several early morning classes that will get you feeling ready for the day, such as BodyPump, Yoga and RPM.
  • Involve your kids in your work out, here are some ways to do it:
    - Have them help you count how many reps you do, for example have them count your pushups!
    - Give them the responsibility of deciding if you deserve a treat after your work out.
    - Let your little ones DJ, pass them the iPod and let them pick the tunes for your workout.
    - If they are old enough involve them in the actual work out as a challenge.
  • Ensure that you and your little ones are both eating a healthy balanced diet which includes plenty of fruits & vegetables.
  • Drinking lots of water is essential to ensure you remain healthy both inside and out.
  • Finally, always treat yourself with love, nurture, and exercise to ensure you are the healthiest you can be.

Come and get involved in Fitness First's Excusive Ladies Only Pink Party on the 22nd October 2017, it's a FREE event for Fitness First members and non-members in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Register for FREE today at uae.fitnessfirstme.com/pinkparty.

Share this page!
COMMENTS
Fitness First is a global brand that originated in the UK. Backed by over 17 years experience, the fitness chain has grown into a network of over 380 clubs, with over 1 million members in more than 15 countries worldwide.
READ MORE

Never seem to stick to your New Year's resolution? With the following simple steps, we will make your journey seamless and help achieve

When parents talk about their kids' health, it's usually related to food and diet. What parents

Ramadan is a time of self-reflection and turning one’s focus to others. The act of fasting is to remind yourself of how

When people want to make changes in their lives they need to set realistic goals. We often fantasise about living the optimum healthy and happy life

Health choices stay with you your whole life, your body is reflective of how you treat it and for women there are many internal and external factors

Couples who train together, stay together. The perfect fitness match is often a couple who work out together and who share the same goals as they push

It is common practice for fitness enthusiasts to set goals for themselves, such as running 5 km in under

It is common knowledge that when the holidays roll around at the end of the year it can be easy to gain weight. This is probably due

Diabetes is on the rise and although we are far from being able to prevent it completely, medical practitioners as well as fitness experts now feel confident that with a balanced diet and regular fitness routine, diabetes can be managed, controlled

Thousands of breast cancer cases could be avoided, if we simply embrace an active lifestyle. The pain of chemotherapy, the uncertainty of its recurrence and its many psychological effects make it a dreaded disease.

Your heart works really hard for you round the clock, but it is also something which demands regular exercise

Brought back a holiday bulge? It’s never clear how many pizzas, burgers and beers you need to consume before you start noticing the effects on your body. Get on the scales as soon

When the summer wanderlust takes hold, your long chased fitness goals and achievements should not be abandoned

How can I work out and eat properly during Ramadan? Should I work out or totally abstain from it? Although these questions are common, by following the advice from the experts at Fitness First, you can continue to make gains

Following a fitness regime during the summer heat and humidity can be challenging. But you don’t have to throw everything away due to lack of motivation. Put the cool factor back into your workout routine with these tips from the

TUFF is Fitness First’s exclusive workout programme designed to dramatically change the body using bodyweight, barbell and resistance exercises. Have you tried it yet?

On the 8th March, the 26th International Women’s Day will honour the achievements of women across the world. During the ongoing struggle of womanhood, achieving any goal needs dedication, commitment and discipline

Whether it’s aerobics, Zumba, yoga or even serious weight training; it’s important for you and your family to get physically active. Aim for about 150 minutes of physical activity each week, and while it’s great to give in to

Oops! You did it again didn’t you? You enjoyed the holidays like it was your last and then waited for the ball to drop to start your New Year resolution

It’s no secret that running is one of the best forms of exercise and provides a healthier body, a sunnier outlook and a perfect opportunity to blast calories with a like-minded buddy

Who wouldn't like to look healthy, feel better mentally and reduce the risk of disease? Fitness isn't just for athletes and fitness enthusiasts; fitness is for everyone - including you.

Staying fit, eating healthy and having a positive attitude can go a long way in not only improving your health, but also lowering the risk of cancer. Making fitness a lifestyle can help change how you live the rest

Your carb tolerance depends on your body type and so should your workout and nutrition plan. Exercise combined with diet should be plain and simple for most of us, but some key factors can work against

You don't have to put exercise on the back burner just because of the hot summer moths - using a bit of strategy and a proportionate exercise regime can deliver wonders.

FEATURED
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over
The UAE is surrounded by two bodies of water, both offering different diving experiences. Dubai is good for shipwrecks, which are home to Barracuda, Snappers and Jacks, with common
Since its opening in December 1999, the Burj Al Arab has been one of the most photographed structures in the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's most luxurious hotel
Unveiled in February 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres high - 320 metres taller than Taipei 101 which held the record since 2004. The Burj Khalifa currently holds seven records, including the highest occupied
Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird's eye view of the untouched desert below.
A 'must do' when in Dubai.
HAPPENINGS
Your little ones will thank you.
Top things to do in Al Barsha, Barsha Heights and Al Quoz
Now that Iris Dubai will be moving back to its Meydan location tonight, 5 October, we can tell you for sure that you wouldn’t be running out of things to do anytime soon.
Another week, some more activities
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
Top things to do in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Emirates Living, Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
The Noise Next Door comedy troupe is coming to Dubai on the 28 and 29 January.
Here are some things you can do this weekend!
The award-winning actor and comedian will be performing at Dubai Opera on Saturday, 7 November from 8pm onwards, and early bird tickets are available until Monday, 12 October.
Cricket fans in Dubai have a lot to look forward to now that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kicked off in the UAE. So, if you were still wondering where to catch the big matches in Dubai, we’ve found you just the right spots
Do you love food and more food? Then this is for you. Etisalat Beach Canteen, part of Dubai Food Festival, is back for daily from 8pm onwards until 14 March. The food carnival is on Jumeriah Beach
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
Top things to do in Bur Dubai, Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Jaddaf and Oud Metha
And you won't be disappointed.
Comedian to make his Dubai debut in March.
Time to have fun for the weekend
Top things to do in Dubailand, Motor City, Sport City and Green Community
Dubai’s longest-running comedy night has announced a new lineup for October with three international acts taking the stage at different venues across the city. 
No plans? We've got you covered!
A comedy show without getting off the sofa
Fun things to do this week.
Top things to do in Deira, Garhoud and Al Muteena.
Here are some fun things you can do with your family.
As we observe the International Day of Sign Languages today, we’ve rounded up a few places in the UAE that teach sign language, so you can learn a new skill while opening yourself up to a whole new world.
Are you missing travelling and exploring new places? Even with us being confined to our homes, you can still keep discovering new places through complimentary virtual tours arranged by digital platform Google Arts and Culture.
If you are expecting a quiet month with not much else to do other than some me-time, then think again. The calendar this month is packed full of things for everyone to do. There are things for everyone from music lovers, fitness fans, foodies, art.
Dubai stands in line with cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York, so you can never be bored of this city. There are a million of things to see, try, and taste!
Things you can do for New Year's Eve.
Fun things to do this weekend.
Fun events for the weekend!
The first week of February fun!
Top things to do in Jumeirah 1,2,3, Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh, Palm Jumeirah
Time for some weekend fun
The Laughter Factory is back for more laughs!
INSTAGRAM
FOLLOW
Discover Dubai
Stay Connected - Drop us your email.