Women are busy. Working, caring for children, keeping on top of the housework, paying the bills, grocery shopping, trying to fit in a bit of exercise here and there, our ‘to do’ lists are forever growing, and our free time is forever diminishing. Men do many of these things in their daily lives too, but studies show that women are more likely to suffer burnout due to the pressures of keeping it all together in what is commonly known as work life balance.
Women are often told to ‘take it easy’ and ‘have time for you’, but when you are so used to leading a full life, and when you’re used to doing everything, sometimes it’s very hard to do nothing!
Women’s Health Week runs from September 2-6, and is a great opportunity for women all over Australia to take a look at their busy lives and try to find a way to strike a balance between work and play. It is a week to highlight how women can rise up and support each other all through the year, improving health, stress levels, relationships and wellbeing.
Total DNA Services is 100% behind good health for women, and has a range of tests that can complement the actions that you are taking to improve your work life balance. We have tests to suit all women through all stages of their lives, including prenatal, health and wellbeing, clinical and even oncology tests.
Perhaps the most beneficial test that could help women to improve their overall health is the NutriFit suite of tests, which includes NutriFit, NutriPlan, and the Nutrifit Premium DNA tests.
NutriFit is designed to provide you with powerful information about the most important person in your life – you! Nutrifit analyses your unique DNA sample, providing results that reveal how you metabolise alcohol and caffeine, how your body responds to different forms of exercise, and how susceptible you are to a number of conditions, including obesity, high cholesterol, and weakening of the bones. NutriPlan is an add-on to the Nutrifit test, and comes in the form of a recipe book and personalised eating plan based on your genetic information. It is great for busy women who want to take the hassle out of constantly figuring out what to cook for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Nutrifit Premium is the pinnacle of DNA testing results, and provides you with an analysis and recommendations tailored to your genetic information. From sports and nutrition reports to diet type suggestions and rejuvenation reports, it is the ideal test for women wanting to optimise their health and fitness goals.
Another great test for women is the Karmagenes Personality DNA Test, which unveils the secrets about what makes you the person that you are. Your genetics play a big part in whether you are a highly strung stress head or a laid back lady who takes it all in her stride. Karmagenes assesses your DNA and reveals to you up to 14 behavioural characteristics based on your individual genetic make-up.
If you’re feeling a bit (or a lot) overwhelmed with how your life is going, Women’s Health Week is the best time to change it up and feel better, get fitter, take more time out for yourself, and see how your genetics play a huge part in shaping who you are, what you like, and how you deal with the pressures of modern life. Women of all ages can plan an event to encourage each other to put themselves first. They can raise awareness of health services in their area, join a social club, find an exercise group, or even just take a few hours out of their day to have a nice lunch with friends, family, or even by themselves. The event guide for Women’s Health Week is a great place to start!
So take a step off the rollercoaster that is your busy life, and be the champion of your own health this September!