The secrets to staying happy & healthy in your 30s, 40s and 50s every woman should know
17 July 2015
Ageing is a natural process that, whether we like it or not, will come to us all. From grey hairs and crows-feet to forgetfulness and health concerns none of it sounds much fun, but according to one Doctor there are steps we can take to stay happy and healthy at every age.
A little more life experience and financial stability see most women entering their 30s full of confidence and enthusiasm. You’re managing your career, family, friends and hobbies – until once a month when your hormones force your body to slow down a little.
PMS symptoms can be more prevalent in your 30s, but the Doctor advices the best way to stay on top of them is to manage your blood sugar levels. “This means cutting out refined sugar and carbohydrates, eliminating alcohol and aiming to eat six meals a day, including three healthy snacks.”
While women in their 40s are certainly older and wiser – this can come with more worry and getting a restful night’s sleep can feel impossible. Tiring your body out is a great way to get a good night’s rest, so try to exercise regularly in the fresh air. The doctor also advices adding a little extra calcium and magnesium to your diet by eating plenty of green leafy vegetables.
Memory loss and forgetfulness can start to kick in during your 50s, it’s frustrating, but the Doctor describes this as a perfectly normal part of growing older. “So instead of worrying about remembering, take simple steps to help you remember things that you often forget.”
The brain, like other parts of the body, needs regular exercise so keep it fit with exercises like crosswords, reading books, playing cards and learning new skills.
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