Although women share 95% of DNA with men, there are some different requirements when it comes to optimising health. Here are our top 5 tips.
1. Put your health first
The food and drink choices you make every day affect your health now and later in life. Choosing healthy foods and drinks more often can help prevent or manage many health problems that affect women. And studies show that when a woman eats healthy, everyone in her household is more likely to eat healthy.
2. Invest in good food
This doesn't mean you have to spend the earth, but buying produce that is healthy and chemical-free is good for you.
Women are traditionally more prone to eating disorders and comfort eating than men but if we take charge of our eating habits we can fill up on the good stuff and support both our mental and physical health. Try to:
- Make time to eat- mindful eating makes us think about what we are putting into our bodies
- Supercharge your meals- add a superfood or superfood juice to every meal to ensure you are getting the maximum nutritional value
- Add vegetables to everything- carrot sticks and celery make a great snack and adding veg to your meal keeps you full for longer and adds nutrients.
Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise each week. This helps build muscle mass which in turn supports bones as we age. Adding a couple of minutes of plank or stomach crunches before bed can make a real difference as can running on the spot for 5 minutes.
4. Alleviate stressManaging work, home, children and parents can be stressful. Not only is this frustrating but it can cause health issues from depression to heart attacks. Find a stress relief method that works for you and make sure you make time for it. Walking, yoga, tai chi and meditation are all known relaxants but many find gardening or cooking relaxing too.
5. Get more sleep
While everyone’s sleep needs differ, making sure you get enough sleep is essential for your health. During sleep, your brain signals the body to release hormones that help decrease the risk for health conditions, strengthen your immune system, and retain memory. It is recommended that you get 8 hours sleep each night.
A great way to support good health is to incorporate one of our superfood juices into your diet. packed with vitamins, nutrients and amino acids they could be just the boost you need to take control of your health and well being. To order simply visit our shop today.