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For most of us, thirties are the years when we start knuckling down and work 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 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 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 thirties, and what can we do to best reduce our likelihoods of being impacted by them?

Cervical Cancer

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 diagnose can influence the outcome.

According to studies conducted, one in 25 women have a smear test that results 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.

Stress

I know how difficult can be the life, especially when it comes to making choices between personal and professional life. Stress often takes 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 body and mind. When we are stressed out, our body release 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 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 cause of problems with digestive system and cardiovascular disease later in life.

Breast Cancer

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 lump. It is important to know and understand what your own breast tissue feels like. Being aware about breast is a must to spot the early signs of breast cancer. Follow healthy diet and lifestyle. Add fruits and vegetables rich with nutrients.

Injury

While some injuries are accidental, there are others that occur because of age. When women are in their thirties, they have 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 thirties is very much possible. All you need to do is follow these top tips.

Don’t delay

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 everyday while taking shower and be breast aware.

Warm up before exercise

We all know that warming up and down before and after exercise, otherwise the only lasting affects 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.

Take stock

It is understandable that 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 makes 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.

Three food combinations you should avoid

Both ignorance and little knowledge can be harmful. Sometimes wen end-up pairing foods in such a way that even the healthiest ones can cause more damage than good. There are some foods items which we need to avoid in combination. Here, we bring to you a list of common food combinations that might be harmful for your body.

Cold drink with chess food

Is not it sounding mouthwatering to have pizza with cold drink? However, it is not healthy an option at all. Those who love to dig into cheesy food should avoid them having along with cold drink. Carbonated drinks comprise of high amount of fructose which is not only difficult to absorb but also causes abdominal discomfort. In addition, it also causes obesity because of high sugar content. On a similar note, choose contain high amount of fat which increases obesity. 

Fruits after a meal

The best way to consume fruits is at least an hour before your mean because they work like an appetizer. If you consume fruits right after the mean then all the nutrients are not absorbed properly. Make sure that there is a minimum gap of thirty minutes between a fruit snack and a meal. According to healthcare experts, a person should consume one seasonal fruit every day for better health and fitness.

Banana and milk

Although it is counted among one of the heaviest of the combinations for the stomach, it can be prove otherwise too. If you have an extremely good digestive system, then only have milk and bananas. Bananas turn sour in the stomach curdling the milk causing heaviness. Some people find it difficult to digest milk due to lack of digestive enzymes triggering abdominal problems. So, try to curtail this combination form your diet.

When it comes to fitness  it is 30 percent work out and 70 percent how you eat. Most people go hard in gym and exercising however fails miserably in the kitchen. This is not their fault. It happens because of the myths that often do the rounds in the gym.  And, desi trainers and gym instructors further fuel these myths. Listed below are a few such myths that you should pay attention to.

Supplements help reduce fat deposits and gain muscles

Really!!! Understand it for once and all  only if your diet, recovery and training are on the right track that supplements would help you, and that too a bit. Make sure that supplements do not form more than ten percent of your diet.  If there are several supplements in your diet then re-work diet regime.  Invest in good nutrition and training to gain lasting results.

Say no to carbs after 8pm

There are several dumb trainers who add fuel to this myth. However this myth is propagated by either men who think that treadmill running will help them achieve abs or men who do not lift. The do countless crunches and run endlessly, go home only to starve themselves. However, the truth is that if you are working out regularly then meeting energy requirements is extremely important. Remember that carbohydrates are the ultimate source of calorie intake.

Intake of proteins increase the peril of osteoporosis

It is a myth that intake of protein leaches calcium and raises blood acidity causing osteoporosis.  Even though it is true that high intake of protein increases excretion of calcium in the short-term however this particular effect does not persist in the long run. The fact is that high intake of protein is related to reduces chances of fractures and osteoporosis in old age.