No Boys Allowed: 3 Ways to Boost Women's Health - 3rd Week
By Genevieve Cunningham
The fact that men and women are different is nothing new. It’s obvious that each gender has its own distinct physical attributes as well as other distinguishing characteristics. When it comes to taking care of your health, catering to these differences is a key part in reaching your ultimate goal. Men have more testosterone than women; that’s a fact. So, why would women cater to something that requires excessive amounts of this specific hormone? They wouldn’t! For all of the women looking to boost your overall health, take a look at these tips made specifically for you.
Women tend to shy away from weights, but this is an excellent way to keep your body healthy. And you don't need enormous amounts of testosterone to do it. Weights build strength in the muscles, which then provides support for the bones and other parts of your body. Lifting weights also increase your body’s metabolism, which helps you burn more fat and ultimately lose weight. Since this is the struggle of almost every woman, this is a benefit that may be worth the trouble.
Eat More Calcium
Women are much more prone to the bone problem osteoporosis. This is where you lose some of your bone and they become brittle and break more easily. To help keep this problem at bay, eat plenty of calcium, which is a bone boosting nutrient. You can get calcium by drinking milk, eating cheese, or enjoying dark leafy greens such as spinach or kale.
Manage Stress Levels
Women aren’t necessarily plagued by more stress than men, but we do tend to carry it around for a lot longer. While men tend to have the ability to shake it off and move on, women are more prone to carry worries from one moment or day to another. This can lead to heart problems, high blood pressure, and even weight gain. Manage your stress levels by performing stress-relieving activities such as exercise, hobbies, or yoga. This helps keep your worry levels lower, hormone levels stable, and body healthier overall.
For the most part, women can do whatever men can do. You're not limited by your gender when it comes to accomplishing your goals or reaching for new fitness levels. But it’s still a good idea to pay attention to some of the specific health concerns that plague women. By catering to your body and your needs, you’ll be protecting your health and boosting your wellness for a lifetime.