HEALTH & WELLNESS
FOR WOMEN OVER 40
Health Tips for Women Over 40
MIND YOUR METABOLISM
Women in their 40s start gaining weight as their metabolism slows down—even if eating and exercise habits haven’t changed. Your body needs less now.
Keep your weight under control and decrease your risk of common diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis by staying active.
GET ENOUGH SHUT EYE
Allow yourself seven to eight hours a night. Not getting enough sleep can be damaging to your health.
Now is the time to cut down on chips and sugary sodas and boost your intake of fruits and vegetables. Try cutting the amount of alcohol you drink in half to reduce calories.
TO CARE FOR
HEALTH TESTS THAT EVERY WOMAN IN HER 40s SHOULD SCHEDULE:
• General Checkup
• Pelvic Exam and Pap Test
• Skin Exam
Sources: Patricia Joseph, MD, FACS, Nyack Hospital’s Medical Director of Breast and Women’s Heath Prevention Services.