Focus on Women’s Health

It is obvious that women have health issues that don’t affect men, but many of the health issues that affect both men and women, affect women differently. For example:

• More women die after a heart attack
• More women suffer from depression and anxiety
• More women have osteoarthritis 
• More women have urinary tract infections

What Can Women Do?

For men and women, a healthy diet and regular exercise promotes good health, but there are some things a woman can do to improve her overall health. 

It doesn’t help to starve yourself in the hope that you will reduce your thighs. Going for long periods of not eating only upsets your metabolism which could cause you to eat more at a later time. To reduce the likelihood of binge eating or getting cravings for high-calorie food, it is recommended to eat when you feel hungry. This usually means three meals per day and two healthy snacks. 

If you feel you are becoming addicted to alcohol, it is in your best interest to seek help in a recovery facility.. You’ll be given personalized treatment and support by professionals to get back to a clean lifestyle where you don’t have to deal with alcohol addiction. 

Many women have low vitamin D levels. This can lead to several diseases including different kinds of cancer, Alzheimer’s as well as overall low energy levels. When you are at your doctor’s office, you can ask for a simple test to learn your vitamin D levels. Even women who are outdoors a lot have low levels. The remedy is simple. Just take a vitamin D supplement for a few months. 

If you are one of those women who have belly fat, you can help reduce it by avoiding trans fats. According to research, trans fats are created by partially hydrogenated oil, and they increase the amount of fat around your belly. They also redistribute fat tissue from other parts of your body to your belly. Trans fats are found in cookies, pastries, margarine, fried and processed foods. Green tea along with exercise has been shown to help women lose belly fat.

Women can improve their health by relaxing and enjoying life. Laughter goes a long way to loosing up tense muscles. Some other indulgences that work are an ounce of dark chocolate every day, aromatherapy, getting a chair massage and getting enough sleep.