Midlife Mistakes: Things Women Should Avoid While Growing Old

Ladies! Ignoring your health in the 50s, 50s and above can be extremely unhealthy and a gateway to several physical and psychological limitations

Vani Malik
Written by: Vani MalikPublished at: Jul 16, 2019Updated at: Jul 16, 2019
Midlife Mistakes: Things Women Should Avoid While Growing Old

The term midlife crisis rings a bell for women! Getting older is certainly not a thing to get sad or depressed about. One gets wiser, prettier by age and even experienced. However, it common to see ageing women ignore their health and wellbeing to a great extent. Some are homemakers while some workaholics. In both ways, women end up neglecting their health, leading to several diseases and medical problems. There are some common mistakes ageing women make thinking that old age is not the time to focus on them. Following are some common mistakes that one should avoid for longer and healthier life: 

Skip Exercising

Who said exercising needs a specific age. It is essential for ageing women in their 40s, 50s and above to take extra care of their health by indulging in sports and exercising for an active lifestyle. Women approaching their pre-menopausal phase undergo several changes in their body and its functioning. It is essential to supplement the body with the required exercise pattern for an active and healthy lifestyle. It also helps in keeping bone-related problems at bay. 

TIP: Ensure you are exercising correctly as wrong postures can wreak havoc on your health. 

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Do Not Practice Self Care 

Self-pampering is itself a therapy. We often see our mothers and other older ladies in the family avoiding the need of getting necessary clean-up, pedicure or a spa owing to their age. However, self-care and pampering are essential to raising the happy hormones in the body, making the individual feel good about them. All this enhances the mood and the personality of an individual, keeping her happy and satisfied. 

Do Not Pay Attention to the Heart

Women ignoring their overall health for their families and work are evident in most of the cases. Until there are visible signs of heart problems, women do not think of visiting a doctor for a basic check-up. The reality is, women in their 50s encounter unforeseen issues related to BP, cholesterol, etc. It is essential for women to understand the signs of heart issues in their body and immediately consult a doctor to avoid life-threatening health problems.

TIP: Get your blood pressure levels and cholesterol checked every three months. Any difference or offset in the results should be communicated to the doctor for proper and early detection of any health problem. 

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Lack of Vitamin B12 in the Body 

It is common in ageing women to undergo several symptoms like tiredness, episodes of dizziness, etc. This is because of reducing stomach acids due to ageing. In such times, most of the vitamin and mineral levels in the body fluctuate, and Vitamin B12 is one such deficiency which is common in women. Those touching the bar of 50 should ensure to have a Vitamin B12-rich diet to enhance the levels in the body. One should consume more of eggs, dairy and meat in their regular diet to increase levels naturally in the body. 

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