Thirty and Moody?
Amy was in a good place emotionally and physically. She had always been an early achiever, graduated early, started her career, married young and started her family soon thereafter.
She would soon be approaching a milestone birthday, her 35th year. Although of late, she would feel fatigued, have slumps in her mood and sudden breakouts of acne. Upon consultation with her doctor, she became aware of the various chemical and physical changes occurring in her body with growing age. These changes happen in the female body more often than we realize, sometimes they are evident physically other times psychologically.
There are few things that are under our control and can help alleviate such symptoms and make the hormonal transitions in our body seamless:
- Establish a healthy lifestyle for yourself, set up a sustainable routine which involves you performing a physical activity 3-4 times a week.
- Eat clean, eliminate processed and refined food from your diet. The artificial enzymes and preservatives in processed food interfere with our hormones.
- Limit the use of addictive substances like nicotine, alcohol and caffeine. Excess of these accelerates the ageing process and hampers skin quality.
- Drink adequate quantities of water. Water is sometimes the best simple fix for our problems, it helps us stay full thereby avoiding overeating and helps flush out toxins from the body.
- Avoid direct sun exposure, always wear sunscreen and have regular derma visits to check your skin. As we age our skin immunity changes, methods and products that once worked for our skin might not anymore. A good dermatologist will always educate one about these changes and recommend products to the body’s changing needs.
- In one’s 30s, you lose more bone mass than produced, this increases chances of osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise -strength training and a diet rich in calcium and micronutrients help. Consult your physician and top up on those supplements. There’s a wide range of vitamins that cater to women in their 30’s. These if taken under the medical guidance of a practitioner can greatly help the female body and alleviate problematic symptoms.
- Be mindful of your family history, diseases such as diabetes, cancer can be passed on genetically. Regular checkups and screenings avoid any diagnostic delays.