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Taking care of Your Body

Diet - Watching your diet is important at this stage in life.  With your metabolism rate slowing down as you age, you have to work more to maintain a healthy weight.

  • Eat foods that are low in saturated fats
  • Fill your diet with lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Make sure your diet is rich with calcium
  • Go light on any processed and "junk" foods.

Exercise - An exercise program is important to have, not just to help maintain a healthy weight, but also to help Prevent one and muscle loss.  Some aerobic activities and strength-training excises include:

  • Biking
  • Brisk Walking
  • Dancing
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Weight Lifting

Talk to your doctor to help form a good exercise program for you. 

Fertility - More and more women are waiting until they are in their 30s to have children.  If you are one of these women, be aware the fertility decreases in your 30s and it may take longer to get pregnant.

You should talk to health care specialist or fertility doctor if you don't get pregnant after one year of trying if under the age of 35.  If you are above the age of 35, talk to your doctor after six months of trying.

When speaking with your health care specialist, be sure to ask about any risks of birth defects, miscarriages, and other pregnancy-related health problems.

Skin - If you are beginning to think that your skin is seeming to lose its shine or you are beginning to see a few fine wrinkles, try using mild cleansers and moisturizes to help your skin.  Also be more aware of how much sun exposure you are getting and use plenty of sunscreen.

If you are finding any skin irregularities, moles, or discoloration you should speak with your doctor. 

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