Balancing Your Life and Your Health

Today’s women juggle several things; school, family, a career, friends and more. On top of all of this, they must be on top of their health. Here are just a few of the things that women can consider managing when thinking about keeping their health under control:

  • Monitor your blood pressure When it comes to blood pressure, many women believe that feeling dizzy and fatigued is a common sign of having high or low blood pressure. However, hypotension and hypertension are more often to be silent diseases that can go undiagnosed. Therefore, women who are at higher risk should get their blood pressure tested on a regular basis in order to prevent heart disease. High blood pressure that is left uncontrolled can rupture your blood vessels leading to blood clotting or brain hemorrhage which could then cause a brain stroke or heart attack.
  • Abandoning exercise or walking due to pregnancy It is very important that you exercise or walk during pregnancy. Exercise during this time can be beneficial. It will help you prepare for childbirth and it will get your body back in shape once the baby has arrived. Of course avoid strenuous workouts, contact sports, and activities that could make you slip or fall. Try not to stand for long periods of time and drink a good amount of fluids.
  • Leg pain shouldn’t be ignored You must never ignore severe leg pain. This is especially so for housewives and working women because it could be an indication of peripheral artery diseases (PAD). This is caused by blockages in the blood vessels. Therefore, if you are experiencing leg pain, please schedule an appointment with your doctor.
  • Healthier lifestyle You cannot drink and smoke forever. You shouldn’t want to. These two, along with obesity are precursors to cardiovascular disease. It is best if you get your weight under control with a balanced diet, quit drinking or smoking, and exercise for 30 to 60 minutes each day. This will ensure a healthier lifestyle.
  • Taking vitamin D Imbalanced Vitamin D in your body can have some negative effects. You should keep your Vitamin D levels checked at all times. Furthermore, adopting a diet that is balanced or better, high in protein, can be great. You should also avoid too much sugar and oil in your diet.


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