Top 10 Health Tips for Women

Want a cheat sheet for healthy living? Our expert serves up her pointers.

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"The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression, anxiety, and heart disease. Find the stress-reduction method that works for you and stick with it."

2. Stop dieting.

3. Don't “OD” on calcium.

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"Too much absorbed calcium can increase the risk of kidney stones

4. Do more than cardio.

"Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week to help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Exercise also promotes good self-image, which is really important to a woman's mental health."

5. Think about fertility.

6. Appreciate birth control.

"Birth control gets a bad rap, but not only can it keep you from getting pregnant before you're ready, studies show it can lower the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer as well as regulate your cycle."

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7. See your doctor every year.

8. Have good sex.

9. Get more sleep.

10. Consider genetic testing.

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WebMD Magazine - Feature Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on December 1, 2015

Sources

SOURCES:

Alyssa Dweck, MD, OB/GYN in Westchester, N.Y.; co-author, V is for Vagina.

American Cancer Society: “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Announced." “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. 

Cancer.gov: "Physical Activity and Cancer."

Centers for Disease Control: "Preventing Diabetes."

Duke University Medical Center: "Poor Sleep More Dangerous For Women."

Harvard Health Publications. Press release.

Health.com: "14 Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium."

Mayo Clinic: "Nutrition and Healthy Eating," "Osteoporosis: Prevention," "Heart Disease: Prevention," and "Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "The Pill and Cancer: What You Should Know."

Medical News Today: "What Causes Anxiety?"

National Center for Biotechnology Information: "Can Stress Cause Depression?"

ScienceDaily. Press release.

U.S. News and World Report: "Can't Get Pregnant? How Stress May Be Causing Your Infertility."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”



 

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