Women have so much on their shoulders, and we often don’t get much of a chance to look after ourselves. With juggling work, family, home and a social life, it’s not surprising that women tend to fall ill more often than men. If you’re on a mission to keep yourself healthy and energized for everything you need to do in a twenty-four period, here are some of the top tips for women’s health.
Stay Stress Free
It’s easier said than done most of the time. After all, our lives are so busy that there are times when stress is inevitable. However, stress is one of the biggest contributors to health problems in women and men, so it’s important you do what you can to avoid it.
If you’re going through a particularly stressful time, it can help to talk to someone about it. Whether it’s a friend or a therapist, getting things off your chest can help to lighten your load. Make sure you do things to help you relax, like take a long soak in the bath or go for a run at the end of the day.
Stop Fad Diets
We’re surrounded by adverts that tell us this simple trick will help you to lose weight. It often involves diet pills, milkshakes that replace meals or fasting. These kinds of diets are no good for your body, and certainly won’t produce the energy you need to get through a day. The only diet that is good for your body is a balanced diet.
Eat plenty of fruit, veg and protein. Don’t punish yourself for having the odd piece of chocolate cake every now and then either!
Getting regular exercise is important. Not only because it prevents the risk of heart disease and diabetes in later years, but it can also strengthen muscle and improve your self-image. If you’re unable to exercise because of a spinal injury, you could consider laser spine surgery for your recovery.
Keeping active will help you to recover in the event of an accident. Women are often prone to back ache if they spend a lot of time with young children, but light exercise like yoga can help to alleviate pain.
Many women are leaving it until their mid to late 30’s to start a family. That’s often because it takes until then to build a solid career or get into a good financial position to provide for a family.
However, fertility can begin to decline in early 30’s and therefore, many women can find it more difficult to get pregnant. If you’re approaching your 30’s, you might consider visiting your doctor to find out about freezing your eggs. The process isn’t painful and most clinics will freeze eggs for up to ten years.
Get it Checked
If you’re worried about any aspect of your health, you need to have a check-up with your doctor. It’s easy to ignore signs and symptoms when you’re busy, but the general rule of thumb is, the earlier you catch something, the better.