Women need to take their health seriously after the 40s and the most major thing is a healthy diet. During this middle age, women need to realize that they are no longer the active and energetic person. Moreover, now your body also reacts and functions differently. It is also important to start leading a life of moderation with focus on stress, diet, nutrition, and exercise. Following are few of the diet recommendations for women in their 40’s.
- STOP THE WHITE STUFF (SALT): – Too much salt in the diet can put a negative effect on blood pressure because it causes the body to retain water. Blood pressure increases due to this extra water.
- THE DARK SIDE OF SUGAR: – People do not take sugar for fear of obtaining weight, but having too many sweets, ice-cream or chocolate bar, the body converts this sugar into glucose. High blood glucose is lead to diabetes. However, it can also cause other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, kidney or nerve damage.
- GET SUFFICIENT SLEEP:– The brain releases HGH (human growth hormone) into the bloodstream, so if you are not sleeping well, your attempt to keep a healthy weight will be compromised.
- ENHANCE FIBER: – Fresh foods and vegetables are the fiber-rich foods. To keep our digestive system regular fiber helps in increasing gastrointestinal motility and decrease in blood sugar level.
- EXERCISE: – But it’s never very too late to start the exercise, no matter what your age is your muscle will respond. You can add low impact exercise such as cycling, swimming, jogging and you can increase exercise gradually.
- TAKE IT EASY POST EXERCISE:- Don’t go for the hot or cold shower immediately after exercise. You should wait at least for 10 minutes for the heart rate to normal. And after shower or bath, you can do some stretching to decrease stiffness and keep the body more flexible.