Body Changes of Women Over 40

Body Changes of Women Over 40

"1 in 4 Americans is a woman over 40" according to an article by

Let that sink in for a moment. 

It sounds crazy saying 25% of America are woman over 40. 

Still, If you think about it, half of America's population is women, so It would make sense that at least half of the female population is in the middle of their lives. 

Brands these days tend to ignore this population of women and direct their products to the younger generations. We think more products should focus on this mature population and offer comfort and ease to the day-to-day complications of aging.

Women of this age should focus more on eating for wellness and exercise. Living a healthy lifestyle is not only important; it's critical to this decade. You will notice a loss in muscle mass and bone density which, if ignored, can turn into brittle bones, which can cause injuries. Healing from injuries becomes more difficult and slower.

Women tend to gain more weight regardless of changes in diet. This is because hormones fluctuate, slowing the metabolism, which means women over 40 can't eat the way they did in their 20s. Stretching and doing things like yoga paired with cardio can boost metabolism. As directed by healthcare advisors, exercise is recommended to be repeated 5 times a week for 30-40 mins a day.

You may notice back pain as you mature. "The highest [risk of] developing a herniated lumbar disc is among people aged 30 to 50 years old," says orthopedic surgeon Erin Nance, MD. Common symptoms include lower back pain and pain that radiates into your buttocks and legs.

The good news? According to Nance, rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications are effective treatments. "The majority of patients will have an improvement in their symptoms within three months." And for more on aches that you shouldn't overlook." According to an article

Because of gravity, you can also become shorter. Statistics show that men, on average, will lose about an inch, and women should expect to lose 2. You can avoid losing inches by maintaining good posture and limiting caffeine and alcohol intake. A good diet should consist of a lot of vitamin D, calcium, and protein to promote muscle repair and growth.

Other helpful tips for feeling good and staying active.

Wear properly fitted footwear to support the arch and instep properly; shoes shouldn't pinch or cause you to walk off balance.

Avoid wearing high heels daily and elevate your feet when relaxing.

Regular massages are excellent for circulation and don't skimp on pedicures.

As we age, our feet need more attention than ever, and since they are the foundation of our body, we rely upon to carry us around, you certainly should give them tons of care.

so if you start to slow down and aches and pains keep you from doing the things you love most, try using pain relief products that are safe and easy to use before you start your day.

Just like a house, we need to maintain the outside and the inside so it can protect and shelter you for a lifetime.

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