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What does the word “wellness” mean for you? Do you picture yourself doing yoga to the soundtrack of a bamboo flute and babbling brook? Or maybe you think of wellness as eating a healthy diet, getting good quality sleep, and exercising regularly to stay fit and healthy? Or as learning about the latest health trends like CBD oil to treat pain or a paleo diet to lose weight? (1, 2)
The fact is, wellness is a term that can encompass all of the above. And if you’re in or approaching midlife, your thoughts may start turning toward what you can do now to stay healthy in the decades ahead. Today, women who are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s are focused more than ever before on staying fit, paying attention to their diet, getting good sleep, reducing stress, and of course, looking great. By evaluating your routines now to optimize wellness, you can take steps to prevent or minimize age-related health problems like weight gain or increased risk of cardiovascular disease caused by hormonal changes in menopause. (3)
As you explore ways to incorporate healthy habits for wellness into your routine, think of us as your own personal guru, here to share the ideas and advice you’ll need for how to help you stay strong, healthy, and looking your best for years to come.
1. Grinspoon P. Cannabidiol (CBD) — What We Know and What We Don’t. Harvard Health Publishing. Updated August 24, 2018. Accessed March 12, 2019.
2. Paleo Diet: What Is It and Why Is It So Popular? Mayo Clinic. Updated August 8, 2017. Accessed March 12, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions: Women’s Health – The Menopause Years. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Updated December, 2018. Accessed March 12, 2019.