As a woman, the prospect of entering into your 40's can be a pretty intimidating notion but there is nothing or no one that says that your best days have to be behind you just because you are knocking on the door of 40. In fact your 40's can be the best decade of your life if you simply make a few life adjustments that will be appropriate for the age of your mind, body and spirit. This can be the decade that it all comes together for you and this guide will show you how you can live a richer and more fulfilling life in your 40's.
The thing about traditional western medicine is that the pharmaceutical companies try to make it as broad-reaching as possible. In other words they want to make a drug that can be used by as many different people in as many different age groups as possible. This may have worked out fine for you up until now but in order to have the smoothest transition possible into your 40's you should really have to consider alternative medicines that are designed specifically for you as a woman entering into your 40's.
On the other side of the same coin, it may be time that you reevaluate your current relationship. Remember that you are not doing him, yourself or even your children any good by remaining in a harmful or unhappy relationship. It may seem like a daunting and insurmountable concept but getting divorced in your 40's by no means the end of the world. Did you know that the average divorce age for women in the United States is 42? It is definitely not uncommon and there is definitely life after a divorce in your 40's.
It is incumbent that this be a complete guide for a women staring down her 40's and love is a huge part of your overall well-being. Let's say you have been married for a long time now and have kids who are getting older and starting to lead their own lives. This is a very challenging time for many couples because they no longer remember what it was like to have more free time with each other. The natural tendency is to fear this time and repel away from one another but the healthy thing to do is to start rediscovering one another. Remember, your 40's are not a time of declination, simply a time of transition.
Most women don't believe it but talk to some of your friends and family members who are in their 40's. They will tell you that they are happier now than they have ever been. This however comes from a conscious effort to remain happy, active and healthy in your 40's
As we grow older, keeping the weight off becomes much harder than it was in our 20's or even our 30's. this is because our metabolism and even the rate at which our cells reproduce themselves slows down. This couples with the tendency to live a more sedentary life in our 40's are the main culprits to the usual weight gain that comes with older age but there are simple ways to combat these factors.
Many women dread their 40th birthday because they feel like their looks and their physical prowess will begin to diminish but in fact just the opposite is true. A woman in her 40's is at her sexual and creative peak. Still, too many women focus only on the physical aspects of aging and do not pay any attention to the other factors that make us feel and really be older.
You may find as your 40th birthday approaches that you are less able to be as physically active as you once were. Maybe you were in a softball league or loved to play volleyball but those activities hurt and put more of a strain on your body these days. For however difficult it may be to give the activities that you use to love up it is even more important that you replace them with something. That is why yoga is an ideal alternative for women in their 40's not only for physical health but for mental health and self-esteem as well.