Women and Healthy Living

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Living a healthy and fit lifestyle is important for long life and longevity. Women should always stay fit and healthy because they are more likely to catch diseases than men. Living a healthy life is not just about following a healthy diet and maintaining the perfect weight. There are many aspects of living that women must maintain in order to be in good physical and mental state. These aspects are:

* The physical look

* The emotional well-being

* The psychological persona

Among all of these, the physical look are the main concern of most women because it involves their outside appearance and most women like to look good and feel beautiful on the outside.

Staying Physically Fit

Staying healthy and physically fit at any age begins just by eating the right kind of food, maintaining the proper body weight, and doing a regular schedule of physical fitness. Cancer risks are greatly prevented once a healthy diet and proper exercise routine is followed. Aside from the cancer threat, heart disease risks are also minimized. In order to stay healthy and fit, women must always do the following.

* Have regular visits to their gynecologists. They should have annual visits once they turn 18 and have annual Pap smears. Pap smear is a screening tool for cancer.

* Women must also have mammograms in order to check the health of their breasts.

* Take calcium supplements. This can prevent almost all pre-menstrual symptoms and osteoporosis after menopause. Calcium also strengthens the teeth so that you can have a healthier smile.

* Also take folic acid to reduce any birth defects, especially when women are pregnant. Pregnant women must live healthy because they are always in a risky situation. They not only put their life at danger, but the baby’s life too.

* Take vitamin E every day to protect the cardiovascular and immune system. This can also improve the skin and make it shine each day. Women who take vitamin E every day are always glowing with life.

* Prevent and reduce stress. As much as possible, don’t let stress from work or any personal problems overtake you and never ever let it turn into a depression.

* Regularly make visits to the dentist to maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Optimum oral health should always be maintained. You do not want to develop halitosis.

* Exercise daily for at least 20 minutes. A nice walk will always do and insert this in your daily routine. Walk instead of using the car if it’s just a short distance to where you are going.

* Drink several glasses of water a day to rehydrate the skin and flush out any impurities. Add more glasses if the day is hot to refurbish the moisture lost through sweating.

* Follow a healthy eating lifestyle and strictly stick to it.

* Sleep well each night.