Women’s Health & Aging
We recommend incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine so you’ll feel great as you age.
A nutritious menu coupled with portion control can help you lose weight or maintain your current weight. Fruits and vegetables contain the nutrients to help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, while providing antioxidants to lower your risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease, the number one cause of death in women.
Engage in activities that stimulate you mentally, physically, and socially. Walking or jogging with a friend, playing cards or doing yoga with a group, volunteering at local festivals or animal shelters … these are just a few examples of how to keep your mind and body active. Physical activity should include weight-resistant exercises to increase muscle mass; help with balance, strength, and range of motion; and can help prevent osteoporosis. Staying active can help ward off depression, hypertension, and other conditions.
Schedule regular screenings, including mammograms, colon and skin cancer screenings, and bone density scans. Focusing on your health will help ensure early detection if a problem does exist. Should you find yourself diagnosed with a medical condition, listen to your doctor to manage the condition(s) and follow instructions for any medication or therapies prescribed.
Prepare for Menopause
Not really a topic women want to think about, but menopause is an inevitable part of aging. When you begin going through menopause, listen to your body. What causes hot flashes? What foods or habits help you get a good night’s sleep? What other symptoms are you experiencing and do you need to get help? Listening to your body and acting accordingly can provide great relief during this time of change. Should you have any questions related to aging and how your body is reacting, contact your Capital Women’s Care provider.
Capital Women’s Care founded Rejuvenate Wellness Medspa, located adjacent to the medical practice. They offer a state-of-the-art, full-service medical spa offering advanced anti-aging and aesthetic procedures led by the expertise of experienced physicians.