7 Simple Tips For Women Of Any Age To Remain Healthy
Whether you’re a woman or a man, staying safe and healthy is important. However, there are several areas where women must exercise caution.
Our bodies and minds are designed to bring us through several decades of productive activity, such as education, working, giving birth to children, and raising a family.
Women, on the other hand, are more susceptible to harmful diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
There are a variety of ways to keep the mind and body in good shape one of which includes developing the right habits.
Here are seven simple tips for any woman who wants to keep her physical and mental health in good shape at any age.
1. Avoid Smoking
Several illnesses and negative health effects have been related to smoking, including heart disease, stroke, infertility in women, and lung cancer.
Fortunately, quitting smoking (or never starting) reduces the risk of contracting these diseases significantly.
Do you know that you put your health at risk when you inhale fumes from cigarettes or other forms of smoking, i.e. use of shisha, marijuana, etc? This is called secondhand smoking.
Even when if you do not smoke, you expose yourself to the health risk most smokers are liable to experience.
2. Maintain healthy relationships
Social interactions, according to research, improve your chances of overcoming physical health conditions, increase your satisfaction, and could even help you live longer.
In reality, one study found that healthy social interactions have an impact on your physical health that is comparable to stopping smoking.
Make it a priority to strengthen your existing relationships while still making new friends.
3. Maintain a healthy diet
Women, unfortunately, have a lower fat-burning capacity than men; as a result, women are more likely than men to become overweight.
Scientists are beginning to discover that junk foods like fast food and commercial snacks tend to increase your risk of depression, whereas healthier foods like omega-3 fatty acids and cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli) appear to minimize your risk of depression and cancer.
Endeavour to drink enough water and consume a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables and prepare healthy meals for yourself and your family on a regular basis.
4. Exercise Regularly
Physical exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, depression, and a variety of other illnesses. It also benefits bone health, sleep, and overall quality of life.
You must exercise at least four days a week to enjoy these health benefits. Each session should be at least an hour long.
Activities like brisk walking, riding a bike indoor (stationary) or outdoors, standing and walking around in your office after sitting for a while, taking the stairs instead of the elevators and playing with your children are all good options to explore.
5. Go for Checkups and screenings
Notably, if you are in good health, health checkups and screening tests will help women in the following ways:
- Early detection of severe diseases and illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, improves the chances of curing or successfully treating them.
- Determine the source of a problem until it leads to unpleasant or bothersome symptoms.
- Prevent disabilities, live a longer and more active life.
Make an appointment with a primary care doctor or an Ob/Gyn specialist once a year to learn more about the health screenings that women need.
6. Get enough sleep
Women are more likely than men to experience sleep disorders, such as insomnia and nighttime pain.
Sleep deprivation has been related to obesity, heart disease, depression, and diabetes over time.
Sleeping for seven to nine hours a night will boost your mood, memory, stress levels, protection, and body’s ability to fight disease.
7. Help others
According to studies, helping others can lower blood pressure, lower depression, lower stress levels, reduce the impact of chronic pain, and even help you live longer.
This is also due to the fact that volunteering can provide you with a sense of purpose and perspective, particularly when things in your own life aren’t going as expected.
Volunteering will also assist you in meeting new people.
There is an active outreach ongoing in Nigeria tagged the Smile Outreach Challenge. It involves reaching out to adolescents in communities to make informed sexual decisions which would help reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies in the country.
Would you like to learn more details and how you can join? Click here to begin.
The secret to leading a healthy and happy life is to cultivate the right habits. Practice these tips and watch your health take a positive turn.