Being a Healthy Woman at Any Age
It’s not hard to see that women have it harder when it comes to aging. Just put: we’re not allowed to age – at least not visibly. But setting the aesthetic aspect aside, we all still have to make sure that we are healthy and living the best life we can at the age that we are. And while there’s entirely no reason why you would make a dramatic change every decade or two because “you’re at that age now,” there are some things that you should pay more attention to in different stages of your life, so let’s take a look:
During your entire life, you need to pay attention to what you are eating. As a woman, you need to make sure you are getting enough iron to function properly throughout your whole life. When you are younger, your body can take quite a beating, since your metabolism is fast and you are at your prime – so you might not think that all that late-night fast food is doing anything to you. However, as you age, your metabolism will start to slow down and your body won’t be able to handle so much unhealthy food as you do when you were younger, and you will have to pay more attention so that you don’t gain excess weight or ruin your body with unhealthy processed foods as fuel. It’s good to start forming healthy habits as soon as possible, so don’t wait to get older to start eating healthily, do it right now.
Your surroundings are a big part of who you are, how you feel and how healthy you are. Every period of life has its stresses, whether it’s college exams, work, relationships or a mid-life crisis. Stress negatively impacts our bodies in so many different ways, and we need to try and make our environment as calm and supportive as possible. This means, among other things, keeping close ties with your family or close friends, as they are the crucial support system during your 20s, a cushion to fall back on in your 30s to 50s, and critical social ties when you are older. As you age, you have to make sure you are keeping social relations strong, because loneliness is the most present in the senior population. And if you need special care, there are homes like Marc Moran Vaucluse retirement homes, where you can live a healthy and happy life, full of social activities and the care you need.
Staying in shape isn’t just a matter of how you look. It’s about being healthy and ready to take on the challenges that life brings to you. After 30, you’ll start to lose your muscle mass, so pick up some weights and start lifting. No need to be a bodybuilder, just make sure you stay strong. When you are younger, you should try to enjoy team sports, because not only is that the prime time to be involved in them, but it will teach you some essential life skills, such as teamwork, sportsmanship and working hard. As you age, you want to take care of two things: your fitness levels, which you can maintain by light cardio exercises such as jogging or cycling; and balance, which you can keep in check with yoga or pilates. If you don’t have the time or the opportunity for workouts, just being active around the house will help.
No matter what age you are, you can still live a healthy life. It’s all about the choices you make now, and the ones you made in your past, so don’t wait to see problems popping up, get healthy today and enjoy your life for as long as you can.
by Diana Smith
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.