National Women's Health and Fitness Day

5 Tips to Keep Women Healthy

Increase Exercise:  Exercise 3-5 times per week and include cardio and weight-bearing exercises.  Both types of exercise help to prevent cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease while also helping to promote good mental health.

Reduce Stress:  Stress can cause several health issues ranging from anxiety and heart disease, to depression and infertility.  Find ways to reduce your stress level and stick with it.

Stop Dieting:  Dieting can actually slow down your metabolism.  When you restrict your intake of certain foods for a time period and then later reintroduce them you may likely end up gaining back the weight you had lost, and then some!  The key is to eat healthy well-balanced meals such as lean proteins, healthy carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats.

Annual Doctor Visits:  Prevention is the key to good health.  If you have a health issue it is always better to catch it early.

Get a good restful night’s sleep:  Lack of sleep can put you at risk for heart disease and mental health issues.  Unnecessary calories may also be consumed because some people find that they eat more throughout the day when they are tired. 

 

Taking 2 tablespoons of Great Lakes Gelatin’s Collagen Hydrolysate twice a day can be quite beneficial as it may promote more restful sleep, may help keep you feeling fuller longer, and may reduce cravings.  It may also improve muscle tone and help with joint pain.

 

5 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day:

1. Workout with a friend

2. Get a facial or massage to help reduce stress

3. Stay hydrated
4. Eat 2 calcium-rich foods
5. Take a power nap

 

 

Source:  American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, WebMD: Women’s Top Health Tips

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