iStock_000064155275_LargeThe approach to women’s health must be viewed differently than with men’s health. Aside from the obvious differences in anatomy and reproductive health, there are several other ways women’s health differs from men’s. Women often experience different symptoms for the same medical problem, are at higher risk for developing certain conditions, and can even face problems associated with their lifestyle. Women’s health should be approached with these differences in mind. Below are some simple health tips that every woman should know.

  • Know your family’s history of cancer. If you have several family members that were diagnosed before 50, you may be at a higher risk. Use this knowledge to stay on top of your health with regular screenings and adjustments to your diet and lifestyle.
  • Be safe in the sun. Protect yourself against excessive sun exposure with plenty of SPF and by wearing a hat. Don’t forget regular skin checks while applying moisturizer – look for any striking, dark, or changing spots or moles.
  • Stop dieting. Diets are especially prevalent in women, and research shows it can lead to negative mental and physical health outcomes later on in life.
  • Focus on more than just cardio. In order to prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, women need a mix of cardio and weight-training exercises at least three to five times a week.
  • Be future focused. Most young women don’t face any major health issues now – the problem isn’t their current situation, but where their health will lead them. Make changes now to guarantee a healthy life at any age.

Women may need to adjust their health needs as they age, but the basics stay the same. Follow these simple living tips to improve your quality of life for years to come!

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