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Forty is a great time for women. It's a time of confidence and success. It's also a time of transition. Women in their forties are already heading towards menopause. Their metabolism is slowing down. Muscle mass and bone density are also dropping per year. There's also the added stress of growing kids, career, finances, and parents.
If you're in your forties and want to stay healthy, have more energy, and retain your sharp mind, consider the following health tips.
NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST
Eating breakfast is a great way of maintaining a healthy weight and keeping your metabolism up. Studies showed that women who ate a big, nutritious breakfast lost 21 percent of their weight after eight months while those who had a low-carb breakfast lost just 4.5 percent. Starting the day with a healthy meal also helps provide energy while preventing cravings that develop when blood sugar goes down.
STRENGTH-TRAIN TO BOOST METABOLISM
A woman's metabolism slows down by 2 percent per decade. Strength-training for as little as six months can jumpstart your metabolism. Doing strength training exercises will boost your resting metabolism, allowing you to burn calories even when you're just sitting. It will also help strengthen your bones and maintain your balance to prevent injuries.
GET ENOUGH CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D
These two minerals are necessary for strong bones. Doctors recommend that once women reach their forties, they should get 1,000mg of calcium daily and 400 to 800IU of vitamin D. Fortified milk, salmon, and doctor approved supplements can help meet this need.
FIND WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS
Aim for having calm and healthy heart beats in your forties. A healthy heart beats faster when you inhale and slower when you exhale. However, stress can prevent this from happening. It can start unwelcome changes in your body, like lower libido, high blood pressure, and faster cell death, In short, you age faster with stress. Get your heart beating into a healthy rhythm with meditation and other relaxing techniques.
DON'T SKIP ON YOUR CHECKUPS
Exercise and a good diet are not enough. At this stage in your life, getting the essential check-ups become even more vital. Get an eye exam every 2 and four years, have your blood pressure checked every two years and a pelvic exam every year. Mammograms are also important to get once every 1 to 2 years.
They say that life begins at forty. A good diet, enough rest and exercise will go a long way in ensuring this happens. Investing in good health insurance is also a great way to make sure that you're protected at all times. At Choice Enrollment, we take pride in making sure that our clients are well-protected at prices they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (719) 481-1616 or Click Here to request a free quote.