Fernz suggests tips on fitness, nutrition skin care and more
to protect you from the perils of travels
entails oneís entire body, and, if one is healthy it is revealed
on oneís face and vice versa. So, it is essential to keep healthy,
fit and fine, states Dr Jamuna Pai, MBBS, FRSH (London),
no longer a Gender War. What counts is how well you handle your
job believes Dr S Srinivasan
travel so much, that my skin feels dry and unhealthy, I dont
know what to do At 25, it feels more like 40 so drawn
out after a days work, the energy is just worn out
and schedules take up most of my time, to even consider following
are some common utterances heard from women corporate travellers,
always on the move. However, one should bear in mind that work,
forms just a slice in the pie of life. It is thus essential
for working women to take that extra care, pertaining not just to
beauty, but other realms like fitness, proper grooming and a well
is one aspect most women tend to neglect, either due to shortage
of time or sheer negligence with a bundle of excuses. A stitch
in time saves nine applies to the human anatomy as well, as
far as fitness is concerned. Taking care of ones health at
an early age will certainly reap benefits at a latter stage in life,
says Ramma Bans, nutritionist, naturopath and fitness expert, Weight-n-Watch.
travellers are normally put up at five-star properties, so, a fitness
programme is pursued by a fitness instructor. At the outset, while
booking ones seat, it is always safe to request for diet food.
On arrival at the hotels, one should opt for lighter meals like
soups, salads, fruits to begin the day. It is also necessary, that
whenever one travels, one should eat light, so it could either be
lassi, tea, fruit lassi and a light dinner, which is also followed
by most foreigners, adds Bans.
should be remembered that exercise, forms just one part of the day,
which could be something like a drop in the ocean. Stress which
is common amongst most women could be aggravated by overeating and
not exercising. So, exercise forms a vital aspect in life. I
recommend one to do the cheer exercises, in which all the limbs
of the body are used. One could time your walk by taking 1,000 steps
in 10 minutes, which is very effective. To de-stress, one should
walk for at least 40 minutes every day. It doesnt matter,
if one is depressed or feels low, these exercises are a must to
feel fit through the day, highlights Bans.
one should bear in mind that since jet lag is bound to occur, one
should not consume pills to subdue it. The best remedy is eat naturally
and avoid fatty foods. Yoga is a great way to ensure a healthy life;
while Naturopathy is another, which can also be used to combat migraines,
pimples, allergies, stomach problems etc, concluded Bans.
if utilised appropriately can really work to ones advantage,
where the body is concerned to suit different moods. Foods can actually
be used as medicines. Beauty is just one aspect, while health rules
the net purpose, affirms Dr Anjali Mukerjee, nutritionist and co-chairperson,
dont realise the effect certain foods have on a persons
health. It is thus essential to eat the right food at the right
time. Dr Mukerjee highlights the succeeding points:
It is necessary before boarding a flight to eat a full dinner,
which is rich in diet comprising of whole grains, pulses etc,
as it tends to help a traveller feel lively the next morning.
One should refrain from any alcohol while flying, since, it reduces
performance levels. Juices are a better bet.
On arrival, in order to boost energy levels - one either needs
to schedule the day ahead; thats only if one has a buffer.
In case of an immediate appointment, one should go in for light
exercises, to feel active. They could also pop in a couple of
vitamins like B complex, Vitamin C, which would work as revitalisers.
It is necessary to focus on a protein meal especially after a
flight, since it helps one keep alert.
Consume adequate amounts of tea/coffee. Light juices, or even
plain vegetable juices, fresh lime soda, tomato juice or fruits
are good options.
Snacks or breakfast could either be a light fish snack, soya bean,
paneer, egg etc. The objective - stay light - do not overeat.
Before ones meeting the next day, it would be safe to consume
bread, rice, fruits, pulses, chicken/fish etc the night before.
While at work one should consume wine, only if, they are not working
the next day; most preferred is red wine. However, it is not recommended
For lunch, whole wheat bread could be carried in a sandwich with
combinations like tandoori chicken, chicken tikka or anything
light. -For in-between meetings, it is best that one carries their
own food. There are a number of light snacks available like our
low fat bran biscuits, whole wheat rusk etc, which are widely
used. Another option is dry fruits like raisins, almonds etc.
Peanuts could be consumed as well.
Whats most important though is always follow hunger signals
and not unnecessarily snack. One could also recondition their
mind to think differently.
entails ones entire body, and, if one is healthy it is revealed
on ones face and vice versa. So, it is essential to keep healthy,
fit and fine, states Dr Jamuna Pai, MBBS, FRSH (London), Blush.
to travelling, it is necessary for women travellers to get their
symptoms checked from a physician, either on a six-month basis or
regularly. Getting oneself accustomed to the time zones is another
factor to be taken into consideration, since it makes a lot of difference.
It is absolutely essential to have ones breakfast. Skipping
breakfast can cause a lot of acidity, which evidently shows on the
skin; add to that stress, and it definitely will worsen the situation.
A full breakfast neutralises the acidity. High acidity generates
a lot of problems, it could be further aggravated, since people
tend to have smaller unhealthy meals during the day, adds
further maintains, To keep the skin healthy, one should bear
in mind that while travelling internationally, cabin pressures,
dry conditions, all have a toll on the skin, in the form of dryness,
dehydration etc, so a moisturiser is a must carry for all. A moisturiser
especially while flying should be used every hour, if possible,
depending on the skin type. One should also not forget the neck,
hands and feet, they are essential as aging is primarily seen there.
It is also necessary to use the hydration pump. One should also
bear in mind that before applying any kind of make up, it is essential
to use a moisturiser and a sun screen lotion. Leaving long gaps
between meals is harmful, that gives rise to acidity. The digestive
track should be taken care of by having proper meals at the right
time, since it reflects on the skin. Regular clearing of ones
bowels by fighting constipation, tummy upsets is essential; to combat
the same one could take natural meals, Isabgol flakes etc. It is
necessary to take a de-worming tablet once in six months.
circles is a common problem among women in general; the cause could
be either hereditary or due to a number of reasons, like low hemoglobin,
late sleeping, change in the biological cycle, an increased number
or refractive area, insomnia etc. The only solution one could recommend
Taking iron supplements, vitamin C and folic acid for three months,
on an on and off basis (doctors advise recommended).
Use skin lightening products
Do not leave heavy creams on the face overnight
Use a concealer, depending on the colour of the skin
factor of beauty varies as per personal choice, but taking a general
overview, the remedy is a right balance for the right face. A woman
traveller should normally go in for low maintenance hair that work
around their features, suits them best and can be well managed,
which could either be short blunt cuts, mushroom cuts etc. Indian
women normally have a touch and go attitude, which needs to be altered,
says Nalini, partner, Nalini & Yasmin.
conduct consultations whilst our haircuts, facials etc which is
very helpful, since it saves time. We also answer our customer queries
via the telephone. We offer our own home-made products, which are
chemical-free, homeopathic, and can be used to improve skin, pigmentation,
dandruff, hair fall etc, adds Yasmin.
to Farzana N Surti, head of the beauty department, Nalini &
Yasmin, Lokhandwala, there are certain requirements:
A good face wash depending on the skin type.
A good moisturiser with a compact.
A foundation with a moisturiser.
Sun protection (SPF 30 / SPF 50) is a must, which should be applied
every three to four hours.
Lipsticks, eyeliners etc.
are certain home remedies or quick packs
Cucumber Pack (for an oily skin): Rub fresh orange juice on the
face for five minutes and the splash with cold water. This pack
gives the skin a fresh look.
Egg White Pack (for a combination skin): Mix the egg white with
maida and apply for 10 minutes, wash or peel.
Curd Remedy (for dry skin): One spoon of curd could be used as
a fash wash, which gives the skin a moisturised look.
a nutshell, beauty, not just for the physical appearance but for
the physical well being and appearance as well, is very vital for
any woman. Hence to maintain that grace, care needs to be taken
to ensure a healthy, fit and balanced life. This is not as much
about pampering oneself or self indulgance as much as maintaining
a healthy and successful life which in turn would enhance ones
level of vivacity, productivity and performance.