Staying healthy, mentally and physically, is essential to have increased endurance in stress and resistance against illnesses. Women, regardless of age, nationality, and occupation, are faced with several environmental stressors that can take a toll on their physical and mental well-being. Thus, to live longer, feel more confident about oneself, and avoid health risks, here are five health tips for women of any age.
Speaking about curiosity, many smokers testified that their smoking addiction started from mere curiosity. Several months or years later, they find themselves not wanting and struggling to quit because of their increased tolerance and dependence on nicotine. This results in lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and infertility. Women, regardless of age, don’t deserve any of these. Thus, to maintain that glow, vibrancy, and beauty, it is always important not to give in to habits that can lead to all kinds of addictions (not only smoking addiction).
Invest in social connections
Studies have shown that social relationships can boost the immune system, increase happiness levels (due to increased dopamine levels), and can help people live longer. Women, especially adults who have been dealing with daily hectic and confining themselves all day at home, are at risk of depression, psychological burnout, and other mental and physical conditions caused by various triggers and stressors.
So, by frequently communicating with your loved ones, friends, and family members and arranging outdoor activities with them, your risk for burnout and stress decreases. Happiness levels accelerate as you slowly adapt to a more optimistic worldview.
Eat plenty of healthy food
For the human body to function optimally, it needs an abundant supply of nutrients. Studies have shown that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can decrease the likelihood of cancer, diabetes, depression, and cardiovascular disease.
Junk food, fast food, and commercial menus are said to negatively impact not only your physical health but also your mental health. So, eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and omega-three fatty acids lowers cancer and depression risk.
Get better and enough sleep
Busy and exhausted women don’t always sleep early. They often bring their workloads at home and have four to five hours of screen time before finally putting their mind to rest. This can take a toll on their health, especially their skin. The worse thing that could happen is developing insomnia.
They may be physically tired, but their brain is still restless. Insomnia is often a symptom of a mental health problem, and it can directly affect women’s work productivity and daily functioning. Thus, by setting aside your gadgets and prioritizing sleep, your mind and body can optimally function the next day.
Self-actualized people are those who have achieved peak self-awareness. They face life maturely, fearlessly, and confidently. Well, studies have shown that meditation is linked to increased life satisfaction, confidence, and improved overall attitude. Meditation has led to numerous physical and mental health benefits such as decreased stress levels and lessened depression and anxiety symptoms.
Moreover, physical benefits include decreased blood pressure, decreased risk of diabetes, resistance to heart diseases, and muscle pain relief. Women may flock together to join mindfulness and yoga sessions to insert meditation into their daily or weekly routine.
Improving your mental and physical health does not only enhance your appearance but also enhances your overall attitude towards life. Imagine gaining more control over your emotions, effortlessly avoiding addictions, and being a good example to your children— you will indeed feel a lot better about yourself. Moreover, being concerned about your health also saves you from financial losses caused by medical costs.