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Things Every Woman In Her 40s Should Do

Author: Dr Scott Pendergraft
by Dr Scott Pendergraft
Posted: Jul 12, 2016

Summary: Women in their 40s need not to overwhelm themselves thinking of all the health problems. Simple changes in your lifestyle can help you avoid many health issues.

40s is your new age to relive your life and recollect experiences. However in this new turn of life you need to take care of biological changes taking place in your life. This is necessary to avoid any serious health troubles later on.

There are rapid body changes you should embrace yourself to handle. These changes include slow metabolism, decreasing muscle mass, poor bone density and reduced libido. You need not to worry of these health problems as we are going to share with you some preventive habits that can help you retain a healthier and energetic body for years to come.

Breakfast is necessary

It is necessary to have breakfast whether you feel like doing it or not. According to nutritionists breakfasts are much necessary to keep the metabolism up and to keep your body weight under control. Women who continue to eat their breakfasts are easily able to lose weight as compared to those who make their breakfast smaller even when they are on a diet.

The reason behind this is that in morning, your metabolism is at highest which helps in burning calories and keeps you energetic whole day long.

Strength training can help

Get into strength training as soon as possible to improve your resting metabolism. Strength training not only helps in burning calories when you are resting but also improves skeletal health. Exercise for at least 30 minutes daily to make your bones stronger, maintain your balance and to avoid injuries.

Boost calcium and Vitamin D

For stronger bones, both calcium and vitamin D are necessary. According to NOF, women who are in their 40s should have 800 IU of Vitamin D and at least 1,000 mg of calcium in their diet. From food items like salmon, fortified milk and supplements maintaining optimal health is easy.

Practice stress control

Your heart is important but it becomes even more so when you age. Stress free lifestyle is important to maintain a healthy heart. A lifestyle full of tensions and hectic schedules not only affect your heart but also brings in adverse body changes like increased blood pressure, lowered libido, faster cell breaking and lowered body energy. In fact stress makes you age faster.

It is necessary to practice stress control through meditation and yoga and maintain a healthier heart rhythm. Relaxing and meditation activates the vagus nerve. This nerve relaxes your heart, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract and airways.

Boost up protein

Food rich in amino acids that help synthesis of proteins twice a day can help deal with depression and poor memory. The amino acids and boosted protein improve mood lifting neurotransmitters. Your diet should contain at least 4 ounces of protein in each meal.

Be adventurous

Adding new experiences in life not just related to sex but adventures that release dopamine in your system and spices up your life. Such experiences will improve the libido and will result into better arousals and easier orgasms.

Get essential check-ups

Aging is problematic only if you allow it to be so. Therefore it is advisable that you always keep a check on your health. Go for regular checkups. Important health checkups include eye examination, pelvic exam, Pap test, mole check, blood glucose check and mammogram.

Follow these habits and you will never have to worry anymore.

Resource Box: Tampa Abortion Clinic. Dr. James S. Pendergraft opened the Orlando Women's Center in March 1996 to provide a full range of health care for women, including abortions, physical examinations, family planning and counseling. Abortion Clinic.

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Dr. James S. Pendergraft opened the Orlando Women's Center in March 1996 to provide a full range of health care for women.

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