1. AVOID TOBACCO
Half of all long-term smokers will die from using tobacco. Smoking has been linked to several diseases and negative health effects, include heart diseases (the number one killer of women), stroke, women’s infertility, and cancer. Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer.
2. GET PHYSICAL
The right amount of physical activity makes you less likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, depression, and many more conditions. Exercise improves your bone health, sleep, and quality of life.
3. GET YOUR HEALTH CHECK-UP’S AND SCREENINGS
Even if you feel well, yearly health check-ups and screening tests can help women:
Spot signs of serious diseases and conditions early, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, so that you have a better chance of successfully curing or effectively treating them. Find problems before they cause painful or bothersome symptoms.
4. GET PROPER SLEEP
Sleep problems (including insomnia and night time pain) tend to affect women more often than men. Over time, not getting enough sleep is linked to obesity, heart disease, depression, and diabetes.
5. PRACTICE YOGA AND MEDITATION
The practice of yoga has stuck around for thousands of years for a reason! Yoga includes postures like downward dog, breathing practices, and meditation. These have numerous proven physical health benefits.