Teenage Obesity Tips

043015-childhood-obesity-600x600Although overweight and obese adults may respond differently, obesity in children, especially teens, can be devastating! As an obese teenager weighing 245 pounds in high school, I was part of the growing trend of teenage obesity. While I suffered little from physical complications during growth and development, the social and psychological problems were tremendous. From discrimination, to embarrassing name calling, and bullying, dealing with my weight challenges as a teenager was disheartening to say the least.

Teenage obesity is a growing problem that needs immediate attention to reverse the trends. Without immediate action, the health of the nation and its longevity is at stake as we depend on our youth for the future.

As a parent or caregiver of an overweight or obese teenager, you may you are to blame and feel frustrated as you watch your child suffer. This is normal and shows your love for your child. However, you can take small daily steps to improve the health of your child and you by following these simple tips now.

Encourage healthy eating habits.

Just as you insist that your child stays clean and well-mannered, help your child eat healthily through encouragement. Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables while reducing or eliminating the junk food is one simple step to help your child improve healthy eating habits.

Balance calories.

Weight loss is all about calories. The human body depends on a simple math equation of calories in must be less than calories out and the calories out must be 3500 to lose one pound. Because children need proper nutrition to grow and develop into healthy adults, dieting may cause nutritional deficits that can lead to lifelong problems such as improper bone and nerve development. Eliminating excess calories that exceed the daily requirements for your child’s age and size is one way to balance calories. You can also help balance calories by encouraging your child to move more. Increasing activity and earning “screen time” through completion of chores or homework are healthy ways for your child to burn calories to lose weight. Excessive “screen time” such as watching television and using the computer are known to lead to passive overeating and weight gain.

Be a good example.

Children learn by example and you are their number one teacher. Children trust their parents and caregivers to do the right thing. Children also will adopt the same habits as you through observation. Because your child trusts you, he or she will believe that the behavior is normal and mimic you. What’s worse is that your children may carry these unhealthy habits into adulthood. Unhealthy eating and overweight lead to illness, poor quality of life, and reduced life expectancy.

If you are overweight or sedentary, improve your habits first. Find ways to develop healthy habits that you can pass on to your child. Remember, the efforts you take today will affect your legacy for generations to come.

 

Tips To Your Child Obesity

Life can be cruel to the obese. Not everybody is strong enough to deal with that cruelty. Children especially succumb to this cruelty that strips and robs them of so very much. Children lose their self-esteem, their personal freedom as they become withdrawn, and they lose hope that they will ever fit in. It’s a cruel way of life and a sad way to live as a young child or a teen. Typically these years are a time when your child wants nothing more than to be accepted.

Remedies to aid obesity can change your child’s life for good. You can make it a personal mission of yours that over the next few months, you give yourself that chance to see results in your child. One thing that may be difficult for your child is resisting temptation and losing focus on the ultimate goal. That’s where you come in. You are your child’s most valuable mentor, guardian angel, and educator. As with anything in life even for adults, there is always the easy way out. For a child who deals with obesity, giving up is the easy way out. Giving up on yourself, though, is allowing yourself to continue in a life that breeds the cruelty inherent with obesity. Allowing your child to give up says it’s OK with me that you deal with pain and hurt. As the adult in your child’s life, you become instrumental in helping your child overcome childhood obesity that could very well lead to diabetes or heart disease.

The sad reality that most people who deal with even a slight level of obesity face is that childhood obesity really does place you in a risk category for serious complications later on in life. The sooner you change your child’s diet and exercise habits, the sooner you help your child overcome obesity. It may not be an easy task to undertake, but you must trust that you are doing right by your child. Stay strong for your child now so that he/she lives longer tomorrow.

Some of the simplest changes can mean life versus death to a child who is obese. From a more basic perspective, your child needs love. He/she needs to know that you accept them for who they are, but must encourage them for themselves to commit to life. They need to understand that you are making changes that will affect everyone for the benefit of everyone in the family and that the one that stands to gain the most, however, is them because their obesity places them in a risk category that you don’t want to see them in. Chances are, your child knows they are obese. Tap dancing around it might not be in their best interest. Involve your child by asking him/her to help you prepare a plan of action to a healthier way of living. This plan is your stepping stone to life. A drawing, perhaps, or a map drawn out with pictures and colors can be something the entire family does together.

It may be difficult to add in a daily regiment of exercise, but this is a natural remedy that you can enjoy together. Encourage your child to dance in his/her room, to jump rope in the garage, to do sit ups in bed while watching tv, to run up and down the stairs with 3 pound weights, to run in place to music. A daily regiment of simple tasks to begin with will eventually lead to distance jogging, walking, hiking, and many many wonderful outdoor sports. Take time to build a level of fitness otherwise you can injure yourself and be out for a while. Just commit to life by committing to this daily exercise program. It can even be 15 minutes three times a day for starters for 7 days, then 30 minutes twice a day ensuring a 5 minute warm-up and 5 minute cool down for the next 7 days, then on to a 1 hour cardio workout either at the gym on the treadmill, or around the high school track or local park and commit to that for the next year. Your program will take off and your child will thank you some day. It all starts with a plan and a commitment to life.

 

Tips To Avoid Obesity

Obesity refers to a medical condition where the body has an excess body fat. In this state there is an abnormal accumulation of fat in the adipose tissues which store fat. Under normal circumstances, an increase of 20% or more above the desired body weight indicates obesity and is considered a health risk.

What causes Obesity?

A number of factors are known to accelerate obesity and these may include:

  • Overeating- The majority of the people who are obese eat too much. They eat more food than the body can utilize. As a result, the excess calories are converted into fats and are stored in the adipose tissues.
  • Inactivity- A life of inactivity is a danger to the health of any person. Most people who do very little or no exercise at all are likely to suffer from obesity. As one eats, it is expected that the body utilizes all the ingested calories. When we are involved in physical activities, these calories are burnt up to provide the necessary energy required. When one is inactive, the calories are not burned and therefore stored in the adipose tissues. This kind of lifestyle will lead to an accumulation of body fat over a long period of time and eventually, the body becomes overweight and worse more, obese.
  • Heredity- A family history of obesity is another predisposing factor for one to become obese. Although we have limited control of our genes, a good understanding of our physiological processes and the nutritional requirements of our bodies may help fight its occurrence.

What are the dangers of Obesity?

Obesity if not checked my lead to an enormous physiological burden to the body. In most cases, there is a direct relationship between cardiovascular (heart) diseases and obesity.

The secret of keeping fit

  • Use Whole grains as you main carbohydrate source; they are of a higher nutritive values compared to refined products. They have a high fiber content which helps in accelerating metabolic rate.
  • Have a regular Exercise time. The more you exercise the more muscles you build. As a result, you will end up burning more fat leading to weight loss. A daily exercise program of one hour is great value to anyone who is keen to lose weight.
  • Make fruits part of your diet. Fruits such as berries, apples, pears and grape fruits are very good at increasing metabolic rates. The free use of these fruits supplies the body with essential minerals and vitamins which promote metabolic activities.
  • Eat lots of Raw Vegetable; they are an excellent source of antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins. In addition to this, they have a high fiber content which promotes metabolic activity.
  • Avoid refined/processed foods. These do not have fiber which is of great importance to the body. The glycemic index for refined foods is relatively higher than whole meals.
  • Avoid heavy evening meals/supper. After eating take at least two hours before you sleep. This will ensure that most food is digested and at the time of sleep, the stomach is empty. Heavy meals immediately before sleeping lead to over-absorption of nutrients and since the body is inactive, more calories are converted to fat.
  • Have a regular eating time with an interval of between 5 to 6 hours. These intervals help the body to rejuvenate and be ready for another work of digestion. Avoid eating between meals or snacking.
  • Measure your BMI (Body Mass Index) regularly. This is helpful since one can easily monitor his/her progress. It is an important thing to have your weight within the recommended ranges. A BMI that is above 25 but below 30 indicates that one is overweight. A BMI scale of 30 and above is an indicator of obesity and should be taken as a serious health concern.

Conclusion

It is a fact that Obesity is now a global health concern and new ideas are coming up each new day. For one to have the best approach, it is important to scrutinize them and study deeply so that the best practices are adopted.

 

Tips for Controlling Diabetes

Diabetes is a progressive condition that can create some dangerous complications. To avoid complications of diabetes, we must control diabetes. Controlling diabetes often requires moving from diet to tablets and eventually to insulin (in type 2 diabetes) and moving from fewer daily insulin injections to more frequent daily injections (in type 1 diabetes).

But, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Complications of diabetes include eye problems, nerve problems, kidney problems, foot problems and heart and blood vessel disease.

The key to preventing complications of diabetes is to keep blood glucose under tight control. Blood pressure and blood fats (including cholesterol) should be regularly monitored.

The evidence

If you’ve ever thought, “Surely it’s enough to keep my blood sugar within a reasonably low range, and not worry too much if it creeps up slightly over time”, then take a look at the hard evidence.

Two large studies that changed our outlook on diabetes control were the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), which looked at people with type 1 diabetes, and the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), which looked at people with type 2 diabetes.

Both studies provided diabetes experts with compelling evidence that strict blood glucose control, together with carefully monitored blood pressure, are the key to reducing the risk of long-term complications.

Take control

Keeping blood sugar levels down is not always easy, but it’s important to keep aiming for very good control. Even if you don’t reach ideal blood sugar levels, any improvement will help you reduce your risk of diabetic complications.

Ultimately, good blood glucose control depends on you. Your diabetes care team can help and advise you, but you are the one who needs to take responsibility for your health – both short and long term.

Tips for tighter control

1. Pay attention to your diet and weight – think low fat, low sugar, high fiber and high complex carbohydrate

2. If you smoke, you really need to give it up now! Find sources of help and support if you need them

3. Take regular exercise, do something you enjoy that won’t be a chore

4. Keep all your clinic appointments so your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels can all be regularly monitored

5. Check your blood sugar daily, several times if you think you need to

6. If your blood sugar remains higher than it should be, discuss with your diabetes care team what options you can look at to help bring it down.

Tips Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a very serious, life-threatening condition that must be managed almost constantly all your life. In fact, you should consider it as a new way to spend the rest of your life. One way to do that is to find tips to help you manage your diabetes, with your doctor’s approval, of course. In this article, we provide many tips to help you manage your diabetes

Regardless of how long you have had diabetes, there are always going to be questions that need answers and diabetic supplies and medications that you will need. You will want to keep up with the latest diabetes education, research and tips as there might be something new that you can use.

My mother was diagnosed with diabetes a few years age. She had to give herself insulin shots. Be sure you practice good personal hygiene, paying particular attention to your feet. If you use diabetes foot cream on the bottom of your feet and on your heals, it should help keep them from cracking and becoming sore. Put foot powder between your toes.

Being overweight only added to Mother’s health problem. So control your weight and if over weight, get it down.

Do you know anyone that is addicted to sugar? My mother was. Before she was diagnosed with diabetes, I had seen her dip out a spoonful of sugar and eat it like candy. Control your sugar intake. Work with your doctor to keep your blood sugar level where it should be, between 6.5% – 7%.

Go to your pharmacy and use their blood pressure monitor, if you do not have one. No charge to use it. Your blood pressure should be 130/80. If it isn’t, discuss it with your doctor.

Mother had worn glasses for many years. She had her eye exam with retina dilation every year. You should do the same and tell your eye doctor you have diabetes.

She enjoyed going barefooted in the house. One day she stumped her right big toe on the leg of her dining room chair. Her entire foot became swollen and it was hard for her to walk. It took a long while for her to get over that. Do not go barefoot in or out of the house. You need to have a pair of well-fitting shoes and wear support, cotton-nylon blend socks with them.

Six years after being diagnosed with diabetes, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A mastectomy of the left breast did not get all of it. The cancer had gone into the bone. Now, she had a whole new set of heath problems and medications.

To make a long sad story short, she was instructed by her health care provider to take the diabetes medicine in the morning and her cancer medication in the evening and not to take them at the same time. One evening she was extremely tired. She took both medicines at the same time and it cost her – her life. If you take any medication(s) in addition to your diabetes medicine, be sure to follow the directions your doctor gives you explicitly, regardless of how tired you are. It is my opinion that a large poster showing the name of the medicine and the time to take it should have been taped to the cabinet door where the medicine was kept. Or better yet, keep the morning medication in one room (like a bathroom) and the evening medication in another (like the kitchen), far away from each other.

Here are some more tips that may be beneficial in helping you manage your diabetes. Add your own tips to this list.

1. Carry glucose tablets with you at all times
2. Get a yearly flu shot
3. Don’t smoke
4. Have your kidney health checked regularly
5. Stay active- go for walks, even if it is just around the inside of the local mall with a friend
6, Food labels are important – read them – know the sugar content and other pertinent information

NOTE: Consult your doctor/health care provider FIRST to make sure these tips are for you.

In summary, remember the tips that will help you manage your diabetes. It is recommended to keep in close communication with your health care provider. Make sure their office phone number and 911 are listed in your cell phone and right by your home phone, with easy access to it. Next, make as many copies as you need of this article. Place one in the kitchen, your bedroom, your office or any place where you can refer to it so you won’t forget these important tips to help you manage your diabetes.

 

Tips Allergies Summer

allergy-culpritsYou know what’s the perfect way to ruin a perfectly glorious summer day? Developing a wretched summer allergy! Most common allergens tend to be vigorously active in the spring. However, there are some annoying ones that sneak into summer to make our lives miserable! Different kinds of allergies like insect allergies, skin allergies, plant allergies, dust and pollen allergies, etc., threaten to keep us occupied with tending to them and bring our day to a standstill of sorts. But don’t you worry. This Buzzle article will give you some tips on dealing with summer allergies so you can breathe a sigh of relief!

Ways to Deal with Summer Allergies

Antihistamines
Here’s how our body tackles allergies. When something like pollen or dust enters our body, they are perceived as a foreign particle which needs to be eliminated at the earliest. So, our body begins to produce histamines, which can manifest themselves in the form of the various allergy symptoms that you experience. Hence, consult your doctor and keep a pack of anti-histamines at the ready all through summer. You never know when you’ll need them to tone down the symptomatic behavior.

Stay Indoors
Most allergens are present outdoors. Pollen, dust, plants, insects, pollution, etc., are all major allergens that affect people. If you’re affected by the same triggers, then try to limit your exposure to them. The best way to do this is stay indoors at all times. But since that may not always be possible, you should try as much as you can. to limit going outdoors unless absolutely unavoidable.

Eliminate the Triggers
If you’re not aware of what is triggering your allergic reactions, the first thing you need to do is find out what they are. Once you do, you need to meticulously eliminate each and every possible trigger. If it’s pollen, then you can’t completely eliminate it, but you can cover yourself when you go out. If it’s insects, hunt them down and either release them outdoors or use a good pest control measure to kill them indoors itself.

Vapor Inhalation
A runny nose, constant sneezing, cough, wheezing, itchy throat, congested chest, etc., are all very common allergy symptoms. You can relieve these symptoms by inhaling vapor. You can use a vaporizer or you can simply add a spoon of a decongestant rub in a container of hot water (not boiling) and inhale the vapors rising from it while covering your head.

Regular Cleaning
You know summer is here, and you know that you’re very prone to summer allergies. The best way to deal with this problem is to ensure that you follow a regular and stringent cleaning regime. Make sure your house is dusted regularly to avoid dust and pollen from festering. Also, keep fruits and wet foods covered so as to prevent insects from getting attracted to them.

Keep the House Dry
Another very important step that you need to take to deal with summer allergies is make sure that your home is dry. Humidity and moisture in the air are perfect breeding conditions for not only allergens, but also for your allergic symptoms to get worse. So use a dehumidifier in your home to keep the humidity levels in check. Also, keep your doors and windows closed to avoid moist air from entering the house.

Emergency Numbers
You can do everything mentioned above to deal with summer allergies, if you know what you’re allergic to. But what if you suddenly develop an allergy to something that you did not know you’re allergic to? That would be scary, wouldn’t it? So, to be on the safe side, always keep an emergency allergy specialist’s number close at hand. And if you experience symptoms like hives all over your body, your tongue swelling up, and other unfamiliar reactions to an unknown trigger, call the specialist at once and consult him.

Well, all these pointers should help you feel some relief from the dreaded summer allergies. If the symptoms don’t subside even after you’ve distanced yourself from the triggers, then be sure to consult your doctor for medical advice at once!

Tips Are Allergic To Certain Foods

Living with food allergies isn’t as hard as it used to be. With so many people all over the world showing signs of allergies today, many food manufacturers have seen the benefit of offering a variety of food substitutes to help make life (and eating) easier for those with sensitive systems.

While living with food allergies may be easier these days, it can still be quite dangerous, depending on the severity of your symptoms. For some, coming in contact (any contact) with certain food allergens (such as peanuts, or even peanut oil), can make them very sick – or even kill them! So, what are the most common food culprits?

The foods causing the most allergic reactions include:

-All varieties of nuts.

-Seafood, such as shrimp.

-Milk, particularly cow’s milk.

-Eggs.

-Soy.

-Wheat.

So why can some people handling eating these substances, and others can’t? Food allergies are caused by an immune system gone haywire. Normally, your immune system protects you from all types of germs and diseases by making bacteria-fighting antibodies. People with food allergies have an immune system that treats certain food ingredients as a disease, making your body react to it in a negative way. This is what can cause itchy eyes, and that runny nose in the spring when the pollen is out, or a more severe reaction to the foods you eat.

When you eat something that you are allergic to, the cells of your body release chemicals (including histamine) into the bloodstream to attack it. This can cause your respiratory system, skin and digestive tract to react, either mildly as in the case of a runny nose or upset stomach, or more severely as can happen when your throat restricts and breathing becomes difficult or even impossible.

Other signs you may experience include:

-Tightness in the throat.

-Hoarse voice.

-Wheezing.

-Tingling of your tongue or lips.

-Cough.

-Nausea.

-Vomiting.

-Stomach pain.

-Diarrhea.

In the most serious cases, a food allergy can cause anaphylaxis (say: ah-nuh-fuh-lak-sis), or a sudden decrease in blood pressure, restricted breathing tubes and a swollen tongue.
Those at risk for this type of severe reaction need to take special precautions when eating and always be prepared for an emergency.

Children often outgrow allergies to milk and eggs as they grow older, but more severe reactions to foods like peanuts, certain kinds of fish, and shrimp often last a lifetime.
Unfortunately for the millions of people who suffer form food allergies, there is no medication to treat it, making prevention a key. Avoiding foods that contain the ingredients that you are allergic to is essential to avoiding an unwelcome and possibly dangerous reaction.

One way to figure out if a food is potentially dangerous for you to eat is to check their labels carefully. The most common food allergens are always listed (sometimes in bold) on the ingredient list.

No matter how hard you try, you may find that you’ve accidentally eaten the wrong thing. Remain calm and follow your emergency plan – which you should create with your doctor beforehand This is especially important if you have a food allergy that can cause anaphylaxis) For serious reactions, people may need to carry a shot of epinephrine with them at all times, often referred to as an Epi-Pen. Of course even after administering this self-treatment, you must always go to the hospital to keep your reaction under control.

Having a food allergy can be a real annoyance, but it is something that you can control by following a few simple tips:

-Read all food labels carefully.

-Avoid eating any foods with unknown ingredients

-Carry an Epi-Pen or antihistamine with you at all times.

-Seek medical help immediately if you notice any reactions to the foods you’ve eaten.

 

Holiday Food Allergy Tips

Holiday cooks and hosts need to be careful this holiday season when preparing and serving food. Cross contamination, or transferring ingredients from one food to another food, occurs easily while preparing and serving holiday meals. This puts a food allergic person at higher risk for an allergic reaction.

A food allergy is an immune system response to a food that the body mistakenly believes is harmful. The body then releases a number of chemicals, including histamine, to protect itself. These potent chemicals can trigger many allergic symptoms that can affect the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin or cardiovascular system. In some cases, this may be confused with food intolerance (i.e. lactose intolerance) or food poisoning.Among the reactions to an offending food item are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, wheezing, tongue and throat swelling, drop in blood pressure and death. While a mild allergic reaction such as hives may be treated with an antihistamine, a more significant reaction requires physician prescribed epinephrine. Significant reactions are those with more than one symptom, with or without respiratory symptoms. With any significant allergic reaction, 9-1-1 should be called whether epinephrine was administered or not.

The most common childhood food allergies are milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. Adults are likely to have reactions from fish or shellfish as well as peanuts and tree nuts.

Buffet style of serving foods during the holidays “a dangerous setting to be in when people have food allergies.” He adds that serving spoons often go from one dish to another, causing cross contamination-spreading the allergy-causing ingredients to the non-allergy-causing foods.

Many holiday hosts set out a dish of nuts or candies for guests to enjoy. Additionally, there are many holiday dishes containing allergens, including nuts; many times the allergen is hidden. These are a great concern for those with food allergies, particularly those with peanut or tree nut allergies.

About 8 percent of children and 4 percent of adults have food allergies. According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, food allergies account for about 30,000 emergency room visits and 200 deaths each year.

 

Natural Diabetes Tips

Thousands of people are looking for help with diabetes and there are numerous things you can do. But what is the most effective diabetes natural cure? Your doctor’s answer will be a lot different than a natural health doctor’s answer.

That is why it is important to know the research behind the treatment and the validity behind the person telling you the information. Millions of people spend money on simple natural cures that are not guaranteed or researched! Yet millions of people find a diabetes natural cure that works!

In this article, you will learn how to start reversing both diabetes type 1 and type 2 tonight. Imagine not having to worry about blood sugar levels? Imagine your doctor telling you to lay off your insulin dosage? And the reason you can naturally treat your diabetes is because of your diet and your cells. Let me explain!

Curing Diabetes with Your Diet and Cells

By the time you finish reading this sentence, about 50,000 cells will have died in your body and 50,000 new cells will have replaced them. So why is that important? Well, the science behind cell research is showing that your attitude, nutrition plan and environment all have an impact on how your cells replace each other. Over time, you are replacing old cells with healthier cells and forming a new you!

This revolutionary discovery is bringing about medical change in a new era of medicine called Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). It is a new way of thinking of how you can actually control most of your health (without medications). And in the case of diabetes, you can actually alter your cell make-up to reverse your diabetes in less than 4 weeks.

In other words, you diet is the most effective treatment you can use to stop and reverse your type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here are 5 quick, easy natural diabetes tips you can start using today.

5 Ways to Reverse Diabetes in Weeks

1. Did you know that if you are proactive with both your diet and exercise, it should only take 3 weeks to reverse your diabetes? With this in mind, you need to have the attitude that you can cure your diabetes. Your attitude will fuel your motivation to modify your diet and exercise regularly.

2. If you been following the news you have probably heard about the Pritikin diet. Research has always concluded that this diet has been beneficial to decrease high blood pressure, lower stress and increase your levels of nitric oxide. However the newest research shows that this diet is also beneficial for treating diabetes. The first part of the diet is eating high fiber whole grain foods. Because fiber flushes your body (detoxifies), you will be able to manage your weight and lower your need for insulin. Look for foods that are high in dietary fiber (3-4 grams per serving). Get 50 g of fiber per day.

3. Another part of the high fiber diet would be to eat many varieties of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are always the better choice. However, fruits can be eaten regularly (at least twice a day) with this new nutrition plan. You should be eating at least 6-7 fruits and vegetables a day.

4. You should also be watching foods that have corn syrup. Make sure you are reading the labels of the foods you consume. If you find a label where corn syrup is at the top, don’t eat the food!

5. You should also be drinking plenty of water. Experts found a great formula for how much water you should drink. You should drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 200 lbs., you should drink 100 ounces of water per day. This will benefit your cells and flush your body.

Finally, you should educate yourself on the latest research about curing diabetes with your diet. Your motivation, diet and exercise program are the 3 pillars behind a Diabetes Natural Cure. Learn more about more natural health tips.

 

Health Tips For Every Woman

CYNymnCWMAESA5sThere are so many things that revolve around health. Some women tend to think that they are healthy just because they are not overweight. However, health goes beyond the weight and there are things that every woman needs to do to remain healthy and fit. Health can play a huge role on how energetic and joyous you feel and it can also make a huge difference to how you look and feel about yourself.

1. Give more attention to your well-being. Women generally have plenty of responsibilities, but it is important to remember your health and take care of it as well. You should ensure that you exercise, eat right and enjoy enough sleep. Time might seem too precious to have time for this, but when you have a schedule in place, you can manage to do it all.

2. Fight off the stereotypes. If there is one thing that can bring a woman down and promote bad habits that can ruin health, then it is dealing with stereotypes and going through abuse, violence, discrimination and inequality. If you are facing any of these damaging issues at your workplace or home, make a point to stand your ground and defend your rights. You can actually make a bold move to move away or cut your connections with such people who do not give you peace.

3. Keep your physical and mental health in check. Alcoholism, anxiety, depression and stress are some of the issues that can get real serious in women. Get help as soon as any of them start disturbing you to keep off the greater risks they come with. A health care provider can guide you through such issues and make recommendations that will help bounce you back to good health.

4. Find out about all health issues that common in females. They include things such as UTIs, incontinence, overactive bladder, joint pains and others. Ensure that you know everything about health as far as family history goes and make a point of having regular checks just to get assurance that all is well. Such checks can help manage underlying issues before they come out in full force. It also helps to know your risks for stroke and heart disease because women tend to be at higher risks.

5. Keep your weight healthy. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important in keeping your health and general well-being in check. Remember that women have less muscle but more fats compared to men, hence you should keep your calories in check. Keep your BMI within the right healthy range, engage in physical activities and exercise and always eat a balanced diet. There are so many healthy foods low in calorie that you can still enjoy and maintain a healthy weight.

6. Remember your reproductive health. Sexual health is usually neglected yet it plays an important role in your overall health. Taking care of it is one of the best ways of how to stay healthy. Talk to your healthcare provider about prevention of STDs, safe sex and even screening procedures that can help you out. Reproduction covers female cancers, menstruation, contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding, breast health, menopause and infertility.