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5 Top Tips for Women’s Health and Wellbeing

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Women are complex beings! During our lifetime our bodies go through many physical, hormonal, and mental changes as we transition from one life stage to the next. Because of this, it is crucial that we develop a good understanding of, and relationship with, our bodies so we can continue to function well and happily from day to day.

Here are our Five Top Tips to help you Navigate the Joy and Stress of Life!

1. Get the Nutrients You Need

It is vital that women know and understand what nutrients our bodies needs to function well and ward off disease and illness.

While most of us know the generic ideals of ‘healthy eating’ the nuances do vary from woman to woman. So it is worth investigating if you feel that some foods upset you, or you are regularly falling ill, or that something is out of balance in your life. A nutritionist will assess your lifestyle and food intake and help you determine your unique nutritional needs to support your overall health and wellbeing.

Did you know that women are ten times more likely to suffer an eating disorder than men?

Women are also more likely to fall prey to “emotional eating” which often occurs when life is out of balance and our non-food needs are not being fed or nurtured. This is definitely something to keep in mind when you review your relationship with food and nutrition – and please seek professional help if you have any concerns.

There are natural ways to address the hormonal changes that occur during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause, which are all vulnerable times for women. Good nutrition plays a big part in navigating these physical cycles and keeping us healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

Fuelling your body predominantly with foods from nature is a great start in ensuring your body is getting the nutrients it needs.

2. Keep your Hormones in Check

Do you suffer from issues relating to:

  • Thyroid function
  • Fertility
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Sex hormone dysregulation
  • Menopause?

Many of these conditions can cause mental and emotional changes alongside physical symptoms. Consider consulting a natural therapy practitioner who will tailor your care to your individual needs and personal preferences.

3. Strengthen and Tone your Body

Women are four times more likely than men to suffer Osteoporosis. This is a particular concern during and after menopause when women lose the protective effect of Oestrogen on bone health. 

By ensuring that your body stays strong and flexible, you can not only tackle the effects of ageing but can also prepare yourself for everything the day throws at you. 

Regular exercise can help active women of all ages shift from “surviving” to “thriving” every single day. Again, this needs to fit in with your individual needs and lifestyle so it may take a little trial and error to figure out what works best for you.

Whether it’s walking your dog, regular gym sessions, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, cycling, swimming, or any other form of movement, the positive effects will be felt in every aspect of your life. 

4. Relieve Stress and Tension

Looking after your mental and emotional health is just as important as taking care of your physical and nutritional needs. 

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help to de-stress your body and mind while also proving you with much needed “me-time.” Don’t wait until you are injured or in chronic pain before visiting your chiropractor. The best results are achieved through consistent, regular appointments that booked are part of your schedule.

Chiropractic adjustments:

  • Help you relax
  • Remove built up tension in your muscles
  • Improve your immune system
  • Boost your mood
  • Support your sleep so that your body rests and repairs well through the night.
5. The Power of Sleep

Did you know that getting seven or more hours of sleep per night helps lower your stress levels?

While everyone’s sleep needs differ, making sure you get enough sleep is essential for good health. During sleep your brain signals your body to release hormones that:

  • Help decrease risk for health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve memory retention.

Your body is your best friend for life. Understanding how it works and what YOU need to function well, happily, and effectively helps to strengthen that beautiful and important relationship with yourself. Take the time to consider these five points and identify where you can create positive change in your life and health.

Chiropractic care is an effective, natural, and drug-free alternative. Book a consultation on 03 9512 5882. We’re here to help!

Dr Nicole Hudson

Principal Chiropractor | Connect Chiropractic

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