Who among us wouldn’t love to live a healthier lifestyle? Unfortunately, as much as many of us want to get ourselves in better shape, many of us are holding back. For some people, the problem is that they just don’t know what steps to take. The following tips are things that any woman can do to enhance her overall health and wellbeing.
Take a Bite Out of Your Bills
Going to the dentist isn’t exactly fun. None of us sits around at home, staring at a calendar with our next dental appointment marked by a big red heart around the date. But it is a good idea to go every 6 months or so. Find a dental clinic that trains students, and you can spend as little as $15 on a checkup.
Have a Checkup
Once you’ve taken care of your oral hygiene, you’re ready to face the world with fresh breath! Next on your health itinerary should be a general checkup. Again, you can save money by going to a training hospital or clinic. A checkup can reveal previously unknown issues, you might need an ekg test for example, or it might turn up nothing at all.
Breathe Your Fat Away
Oxygen makes us burn fat away faster. The more efficient your breathing is when you are working out, the more fat you will be able to burn. Make sure that you are breathing in and out through both your nose and mouth.
Watch Out for Stealthy Salt
Much of the salt in our diet, as much as 75% according to some sources, comes from pre-packaged food. People are generally good at looking out for fat and sugar when they are checking their food purchases, but salt is overlooked. You should check your food and aim for food that has a 1:1 calorie:sodium ratio, or less. So, if the food is 150 calories per serving, you don’t want any more than 150 mg of sodium. Also, ensure that your daily intake of sodium doesn’t exceed 1500 mg.
Check Your Breasts
Women are advised to check their breasts for lumps on a regular basis. A self-examination is simple; place one hand on your hip, then use the other hand to check your armpit. Do this on both sides, then make sure to check above and below your collarbone, and of course your breasts themselves. Raising an arm behind your head will spread out the breast tissue and make it easier to examine if you have larger breasts.
Get a Sports Bra That Fits
Buying a sports bra that fits is essential for any woman, regardless of how much exercise they do. Many women wear a sports bra for extra support and comfort while working out, but many are wearing the wrong size without ever knowing it. Wearing an ill-fitting sports bra isn’t just uncomfortable, it can cause damage to your breast tissue.
Enhance Your Sex Life
Sex is a very effective form of exercise; it gives a much more intense workout than people realize. There are many benefits to sex, and in particular orgasm, both for its emotional and physical effects.
Women today are constantly being bombarded with health advice, making it difficult to pick out the most useful advice. The solution is to find what works for you and stick with it. Abandon the constant fad dieting, and instead embrace a more holistic approach.