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? Anti-Aging Health Tips for Women

Posted Feb 13 2009 4:29pm

The following article written by guest blogger Holly McCarthy offers some excellent anti aging tips...enjoy!

Aging is something that none of us can avoid as there’s no miraculous Fountain of Youth. Getting older is a fact of life but certainly there’s no need to hasten this process and make yourself feel and also look older than what you actually are. Most of the times we, as women, try to battle out aging by using beauty and cosmetic products. But in addition to that, here are a few tips to slow down the signs of aging on both, our health and appearance.

Healthy lifestyle

Though in medical terms, it is our genetic makeup that contributes to how healthy we are, but in practical terms, it is our lifestyle habits that greatly affect how our bodies would cope with passing time and age. Bad lifestyle habits such as, too much of alcohol, smoking, disturbed sleep, and improper meals certainly cast an inimical impact on both, our health and physical appearance. Therefore, focus on living your life with a positive attitude and embracing all healthy living habits so that your body always retains a vibrant freshness with boisterous spirits.

Staying in good shape

Beyond all doubts, regular exercising is the sure shot way that guarantees a healthy body to battle out not only sickness but also the signs of aging. Experts recommend 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity in a day that would fit your lifestyle. Once you start exercising on regular basis, you would soon begin to enjoy its positive impacts on your psyche as well, as its one of the best stress combating mechanisms. Being physically fit is the best way to look great and young. Give your body enough rest as sleeping is the time when our body rejuvenates itself.

Healthy food habits

Healthy lifestyle and regular exercising also needs to be complemented with a healthy balanced diet. Keep maximum intake of fresh vegetables and fruits as these are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins, antioxidants and at the same are low in calories. Have plenty intake of liquids as they give you a smoother, glowing skin. Avoid snacking in between the meals and watch out to balance your caloric intake with your energy expenditure.

How to handle Menopause

Menopause is yet another phase of biological cycle that every woman undergoes in the age bracket of 45 to 55. But in many cases its accompanied with wired osteoporosis symptoms such as, mood swings, night sweats, insomnia, and loss of libido. One of the best ways to handle menopause is to get educated about what it is and how it can affect you when it finally arrives in your life. This self education is immensely helpful in overcoming its anxiety. Take medical advice if required. Otherwise, the effective way to ease menopausal symptoms is regular exercising.

Regular health check-ups

Women are also more prone to some gender related diseases such as, breast cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes and some specific cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, one must be very careful of any physiological changes noticed in the body. Age of 35 onwards, go for regular health check-ups to avoid any medical exigencies at a later point of time.

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