Emily is dining out with her friends. As the supper is ordered, it’s time for chitchat. They talk about the latest film featured at the theatres. Emily analyzes that the concept of the current movie is related to the one that used to be her childhood favorites. Her friends get curious and ask her about the name. She tries hard to recollect but can’t. “Slight memory failures are common at 40!”, comments one of her friends with a twitter as they munch on the cheese ball starters.
Well..Yes! Forgetfulness, hair loss, changing pattern of monthly cycle, and sometimes, without even realizing, an uncontrolled pee as you sneeze.
Up surging of emotions due to hormonal fluctuations, easy weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, difficult multi-tasking, and anger are other poignant developments. It’s a challenge to remain in the pink during this period of transition and later. Yet, adopting certain lifestyle changes can help. Let us see how:
Wake up for a Workout
With the increasing tendency of our body to store fat and reduced metabolism, it becomes imperative to schedule a daily workout. There is an unclouded connection between physical activity and life expectancy. Engaging in aerobics, yoga, walk, and similar drills help gain health and more years to life.
Be smart to give up smoking and drugs
Life is short. Why make it shorter with the negative effects of narcotics? Lifestyle should be chosen wisely.
Increase the intake of Calcium & Vitamin D in your diet
The middle age in women is marked with deficiencies of Vitamin D & Calcium leading to reduced bone density and weakening of muscles. Recommended daily requirement of Calcium (1000 mg) and Vitamin D (600 IU) should thus be taken from a well-balanced diet consisting of milk & dairy, celery, broccoli, spinach, kale, fish, and vitamin D fortified foods. Whenever possible, stroll outside in the sunshine.
Eat greens, relish fruits
The stomach acids get lower in number and affects digestion. Eating like you used to do in your 20s is no longer helpful. Therefore cut down calories in the form of extra sugar & processed foods. Instead, include fiber, low sodium snacks, nuts, fresh & leafy vegetables, and fresh fruits. Balance your dietary intake with the ebb in metabolism.
Maintain health with supplements
The shifting trend of the body towards weight gain, menopause, weakening muscles & bones should be stabilized with good nutritional supplements containing calcium, vitamin B 12, Vitamin D, Potassium, Magnesium, omega 3, probiotics, iron, etc.
Other than these, maintain an active lifestyle, catch the required deep slumbers as well as light snoozes during the day, control futile food cravings, and drink a lot of water daily.
You are fabulous enough to make 40 look good! Live life to the fullest.