When a women entering the age of 40 there are little obvious sign that you are getting older. You may feel fabulous but there are subtle changes going on in the body that will impact on the next decade. Here are some useful tips to stay healthy and happy throughout her forty:
Eat Protein to Fuel Your Mood and Brain
Protein is very important for all aged women’s. Fish, eggs and quinoa are great sources of protein, aim for four ounces at each meal – but don’t neglect carbs, as they help increase serotonin production in the brain and boost mood. Eating foods with the amino acids needed to form complete proteins, at least three times in a day, boosts levels of mood-lifting neurotransmitters in the brain, which in turn can help with symptoms of and poor memory and depression.
Manage Your Stress
When you are holding down a job and looking after a family, stress can trigger unhealthy changes in your body such as increased lower libido, blood pressure and faster cell death by inhibiting the natural heart rate. To contribute all of this together you ageing faster, so to maintain a healthy heartbeat, breathe in through your nose for four beats and out for eight at least twice a day or anytime you feel under pressure. This will activate the vagus nerve which runs from the brain to the pelvis, relaxing the muscles, heart, and blood vessels.
Breakfast is the most important and useful meal of the day, for all of us. Studies have shown that, women who eat breakfast everyday lose more weight and sustain their loss more effectively than those on a low-carb diet, who make breakfast their smallest meal and who have a tendency to put the weight back on after just four months. Also your metabolism slows down 2% each decade so eating breakfast every day is essential. Eating at the start of the day works together with your metabolism which is at it’s peak in the morning and fuels activity.
Schedule Vital Health Checks
You need to schedule vital health checkup. Tick off the essential checks such as an eye test, thyroid, cholesterol, blood pressure, mammogram and cervical smear.
Make a Move
Take a leaf out of strictly book and try ballroom dancing, or go somewhere more exciting than your usual beach holiday. When a relationship is in its first flush, dopamine sites in the brain stimulate the libido. If your relationship is a little lackluster, recreate those heady days by being adventurous with each other.
Take Vitamin D and Calcium
The Experts recommend women in their forties have 1000 mg of calcium and 800 IU of vitamin D every day, taking supplements if necessary. Maintaining strong bones has never been more essential, so give them a boost with calcium and vitamin D which you can get naturally from foods such as milk and salmon. So we have to choose the foods where has calcium.
Exercise also can assist you a lot to stay fit and healthier. Simple squats for the thighs and stomach crunches will help shore up your bones, maintain balance and crucially avoid injury, which becomes more important as you get older. Also you can spend just 30 minutes in a day at gym.