For most of us, the thirties are the years when we start knuckling down and working out exactly where we are heading in life – both family and career-wise. And, while we are brainstorming on that, it is quite possible to let health slip down the entire agenda. According to experts, women should be as mindful about their health in their thirties as they will be in their fifties and sixties.
It is not that we have to bring some drastic changes in our life. Even taking small steps can make a world of difference to our health. Similar to being in the twenties, we should be wary of how much alcohol we drink and avoid smoking. However, we should be aware of potential health issues too.
So what are the female health issues that can affect us in our thirties, and what can we do to best reduce our likelihood of being impacted by them?
Every year in the United Kingdom, nearly 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Not many of us know that it is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. It is because of this reason that women under the age of 25 and 49, women are asked to undergo a smear test every three years – and it is very important to go. Early detection and diagnosis can influence the outcome.
According to studies conducted, one in 25 women has a smear test that results in abnormal. While saying this does not mean they have cancer, investigating can reduce the risk and detect harmful viruses such as HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) that can cause cervical cancer at later stage.
I know how difficult can be the life, especially when it comes to making choices between personal and professional life. Stress often takes a toll on us. Financial responsibility and pressure at work are a few elements that make life difficult. After all, there is so much going on in life that stress finds its way in our life.
It is important for us to know and understand how stress can trouble our bodies and mind. When we are stressed out, our body releases hormones, including cortisol, that can take our body in the fifth gear. However, we are not designed to be in the fast lane throughout the day. Managing it properly is extremely crucial. If this is not managed and dealt with correctly, stress can trigger problems related to the immune system that can further increase the risk of infection. There is more to it. Stress is also counted as one of the main causes of problems with the digestive system and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Well, it is not only the cervical cancer that poses risk for women in their thirties. You should regularly check your breasts and surrounding area for the presence of lumps. It is important to know and understand what your own breast tissue feels like. Being aware of the breast is a must to spot the early signs of breast cancer. Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. Add fruits and vegetables rich in nutrients.
While some injuries are accidental, there are others that occur because of age. When women are in their thirties, they have a high possibility of developing musculature problems in comparison to women in their twenties. Our muscles wear with passing time and with age, our joints degenerate as well. in other words, we are at a great risk of spraining an ankle or twisting a knee.
We do not remain as flexible as we were and thus short, high intensity exercises during this time can fuel hip, back, and knee problems. Also, it puts stress on joints that can prompt problems in the decades to come. We can counter this. We just have to start a sustainable fitness regime that works for your lifestyle.
Modern-day women have taken the world by surprise by contributing in every sphere. Health, however, is one area we should really pay attention to. We can achieve goals in life only if we remain healthy and fit. Reducing the health risks in the thirties is very much possible. All you need to do is follow these top tips.
It goes without saying that women should always go for screening test. Never miss a screening test. Also, be vigilant between tests too. If there is any irregular bleeding then consult the doctor. Develop habit of checking breasts every day while taking shower and being breast aware.
Warm up before exercise
We all know that warming up and down before and after exercise, otherwise the only lasting effects you will have muscle problems and painful joints. Also, there are several other problems that can pave way in your otherwise healthy life.
Adhere to exercise regime. This would help offset the peril of osteoporosis and other health problems and help your body hold onto muscle mass. There is more to it. It also helps in maintaining the woman’s natural range of movement thus helping to keep flexibility.
It is understandable that the packed schedule of everyday life leave most of us with no time. It is good to try and avoid stress by simply taking the stock of life especially when things start becoming overwhelming. Make sure you introduce regular exercise to your regime so that you can get some time to de-stress. Exercising releases endorphins that make us feel relaxed and better.
Women contribute in all spheres. We are making a difference across the industry. Well, saying that does not mean we are not able to fulfill responsibilities towards our family and society. We are capable to give our best in all aspects of life – be it personal or professional. Staying healthy and fit should be the priority to achieve goals in life.