It’s important that women of all ages take their health into consideration. This is important to make sure one lives a long and healthy life. Here are a few tips for women at different ages
Women in their 20s:
- Healthy lifestyle: Habits that are created in your 20’s are often carried throughout life. Learning to eat healthy and exercise regularly are habits that are important to form and carry later on in life.
- Strengthen your bones: During your 20’s it is very important to store calcium because during these ages are when 90% of bone mass is achieved. Calcium helps to strengthen bones helping to lower your risk of osteoporosis later on in life. Its recommended that women consume 1,200 mg of calcium and 1000 IU of vitamin D daily.
- Routine Checkups: Finding a primary physician and visiting them regularly is very important. This is the best way to catch problems early on, while creating a baseline for your health.
Women in their 30’s
- Think about metabolism: The metabolism starts to slow down around 35 years of age which often leads to weight gain. Diet changes and an increase in exercise can help prevent this.
- Build muscle: Building muscle and taking part in strength training helps to increase the metabolism, leading to overall better health.
- Sleep: Getting enough sleep should always be a priority. Its recommended that people sleep at least 7 or 8 hours a night. Sleep deprivation leads to added stress, heightened blood pressure and a weakened immune system.
Women in their 40’s
- Mammograms: Start talking to your doctor about when your should begin getting regular mammograms. This helps to catch breast cancer early on.
- Nutrition: During your 40’s it is important to really pay attention to nutrition while focusing on heart health. Make sure to eat omega-3 fish such a salmon as well a fiber which is often found in grains, fruits and veggies. This will help to increase your health.
Women in their 50’s and beyond
- Know all your numbers: It important to know all the numbers that affect your body, especially the heart. Get checked to find out what your cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index numbers are.
Discuss menopause: The average age for menopause to begin is 51. These symptoms can often be emotionally and physically draining so discuss with your doctor various treatment options.