Women’s Health Tips

Women’s health differs a little from men’s health. To look and feel your best at any age, it’s important to make smart lifestyle and health choices. Here are a few great simple things that woman can do every day to ensure good health.

Eat A Healthy Diet

Trying to eat as many natural foods as you can get is a key element of staying in good health. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and lower processed foods is part of this. Whole grains, and high-fiber food, with leaner cuts of meat, fish, and poultry should be included in your diet as well. Including low-fat dairy products in your diet will be essential. Depending on age you need 800 and 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily to help avoid osteoporosis. You should also avoid foods and beverages that are high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat.

A healthy diet will help you maintain a proper weight for your height, and this is important because being overweight can lead to a number of illnesses. If you’re not getting enough vitamins and nutrients in your diet, you might want to consider a multivitamin to make sure you are maintaining good health.

Exercise

Heart disease is among the leading cause of death for women in America. But with plenty of exercise you can keep your heart healthy. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week, can drastically change your health. Aerobic exercises, walking, swimming, jogging, biking, dancing, are great for women’s health and are great for your heart.

Avoid Risky Habits

Staying away from smokers, not doing drugs, and drinking in moderation are elements of staying healthy. Studies find that woman can safely consume one drink a day. A drink is considered to be 12 to 14 grams of alcohol, which is equal to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits.

Manage Stress

No matter where you are in life, every woman has to deal with stress. Taking a few minutes a day to just relax and get your perspective back again, is one of the most healthy things you can do. You can also manage stress with exercise, relaxation techniques, or meditation.

Wear Sunblock

Excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause skin cancer, which can be deadly. For protection against skin cancer, wear sunscreen with a protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Even if you are a regular wearer of sunblock, you should check for the early signs of skin cancer. Warning signs include any changes in sizes, shape, or feel of birthmarks. If you spot any changes or find any sores that are not healing, talk to your doctor immediately.


Originally published at annestrebinger.net.