Category Archives: Women at 40

Top 10 Exercises for Healthy Joints

Exercise is critical for strong muscles and bones. Muscle strength declines as people age, but studies report that when people exercise they are stronger and leaner than others in their age group. Joints are complex structures. They are designed to bear weight and move the body. Joints require motion to stay healthy. Long periods of inactivity cause the  joints to stiffen and the adjoining tissue to atrophy. A moderate exercise program that includes low-impact aerobics and power […]

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Catch Up On Aqua Zumba To Avoid Stress On Joints

Take a dip in the pool with a water-based workout that offers cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, is exciting beyond belief. 45-minute of Aqua Zumba class is an extension of Zumba, the Colombian dance fitness program created by Alberto “Beto” Perez in the 1990s. This workout needs to begin after a very vigorous 10-minute warm-up depending on your level of fitness and availability of time. One more thing you don’t have to be a dancer to […]

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Age Spots : Treatment Options and Prevention

One of these days, do you find yourself glancing worriedly at your own hands, face, shoulder and neck. Unprotected skin, on being excessively exposed to UV rays- whether from a tanning booth, a sunlamp or years of going without sunscreen, protects itself by producing an overabundance of melanin-the pigmented cells in your skin- resulting in uneven patches. Age spots known medically as lentigos and seborrhoeic keratoses are brown patches which commonly appear on the back of the […]

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Top 10 to Optimize Bone Density

Bone density is of concern to women as they reach mid-life because women have a higher rate of osteoporosis and subsequent fractures. Women are at greater risk because: we loose bone mass after menopause, we start out with smaller bones, and we live longer. At about age 35, you have what is called Peak Bone Mass–your bones are as dense and strong as they will be. Before that time, the renewal phase was greater than the breakdown. […]

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Top 10 to Wrist & Hand Workout

Injuries to the wrist and hand commonly occur following a fall. Reaching out instinctively to break the fall often damages the wrist, resulting either in a fracture or in a strain to the ligaments that hold the bones together. Initially, there will be swelling and bruising; then, as the tissues heal, movement will feel restricted and painful. If the wrist has been in plaster, the hand and wrist often feel vulnerable when the plaster comes off; any […]

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Vision Supplements For Women Over 40

There are certain nutrients that can help delay or prevent eye problems and disease, especially those caused as a result of aging. Foods you eat and the dietary supplements you take affect your overall health as well as the health of your eyes. Eating a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy proteins, omega-3 fatty acids and lutein can help keep eye problems at bay. All healthy diets should include ample amounts of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. […]

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Rules

Don’t become a caricature of what you were at 20 or 30. Women who are guilty of this tend to wear the look that they had when they felt their most attractive. Besides, women today are more active and vibrant into their 40’s, 50’s 60’s 70’s and beyond than ever before. Anti-aging self care is key to self confidence and a healthy lifestyle. 1. Anti-Aging Rule #1 Update your makeup the way you update your wardrobe. As a woman […]

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Nutrition Habits

Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly. These are the findings of a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with the Université de […]

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Identifying High Fat Foods

High levels of blood fats can damage your blood vessels. The most infamous blood fat–cholesterol— is the one in question. If your cholesterol level is too high, you need to bring it down by changing your eating and exercise habits. The simplest rule of thumb is to eat less saturated fat. (those that are solid at room temperature). If you can’t lower your blood fat level by diet alone, your doctor may prescribe medication to help. The […]

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Healthy Eating Plan For Women Over 50

After 50, the body begins to work against you and the best diet for women is actually no “diet” at all. The focus needs to be rather on a healthy daily eating plan that consists of whole foods to provide needed nutrients for the second part of life. Dear ladies, if you don’t eat in an altogether new way, you are bound to get mood swings, and rapidly gain weight. Scientific observation has shown that aging causes reduced ability to use calories […]

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Health And Fitness Needs Of Women At 50+

Here come the golden years, time to enjoy and reap benefits of living a hard working life. Turning 50 and going on to 60, 70 and 80 should in no way hamper achieving optimum health & fitness goals. Recent studies indicate that between the ages of 30 & 70 many of the symptoms & conditions that were traditionally associated with normal aging are in fact the result of sedentary lifestyles. This article has tried to cover certain […]

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Top 10 Tips To Beat The Biological Clock

Aging is an inevitable process. Every living thing on the earth that has experienced growth has to age with passage of time. Its true advances in science has not yet been able to discover ways to control the signs of aging, but there are certain lifestyle modifications which can help you in the process of delaying the biological clock. Forty years of research has shown that when a nourishing diet is eaten sparingly, aging can be retarded […]

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