Being a woman in your thirties can be both exciting and scary. You are better settled in life, but you also have more responsibilities. You realise that your body is changing. As you get into your mid-thirties you feel your metabolism start to slow down. You might start gaining weight especially if you are a new mother.
However, in spite of these changes, many women are too busy with their daily duties to notice. With more women being full-time working mothers, they have their hands and their schedules full. It is important for women in this age group to take a break and reorganise their schedules to include self-care in their routine. Here are some health tips to keep you fit even on hectic days.
Put Your Health First
Get Enough Sleep:
Women are usually the first to wake up and the last to go to bed. If you are not getting enough sleep, you will only feel tired and be less productive during the day. Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night and you will be able to get more done in less time.
Schedule In Exercise:
Don’t ignore your physical wellbeing. Many married women tend to stop watching their weight. The more weight you gain in your thirties, the harder it will be to lose later. Get half an hour of exercise a day and keep your body and heart healthy. Yoga and meditation are also good ways to stay healthy.
In the rush to get everything done, women sometimes skip meals. Some also snack at odd time on fried foods for extra energy to get through the day. Don’t do this. Take time off during the day to have proper meals at the right time and you will have more energy without the need for unhealthy snacks.
Look After Your Mind:
Mental health is a real problem. Many women have anxiety, post-partum depression, and other types of mental health problems. If you or a woman you know suffers for mental health issues, get the help of a trained professional to preserve yours or their wellbeing.
Get Your Medical Checks:
It is also important to get your physical medical check-ups done regularly. Women over thirty-five especially should consult with their gynaecologists about getting their pap smears and breast examination to check for women-related cancers. Don’t forget to talk to your doctor about taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement to prevent osteoporosis in later years.
Have Some Fun:
Remember that you need a break sometimes to do something that you enjoy. Go for lunch with your friends, get a massage, take a hobby class, or just get some rest. Having fun and me-time are an important part of your health journey.
Women in their thirties are busier than ever with their professional and personal lives. In the chaos of each day, health should be a priority for a happier and more productive life.