Ladies, we are at that age (over 40) when we start to see more fine lines on our faces, hair is thinning and getting out of a chair brings the sounds of snap, crackle and pop! One of the reasons for this is COLLAGEN or the lack of it.
Collagen is the ‘glue’ that makes up a huge percentage of our skin, bones, muscles and tendons and this vital protein decreases as we age. Around the age of 25 we start to see a natural decline in our collagen levels and women see a drastic decline after menopause.
Yah for menopause!!
The following factors will contribute to a faster collagen decline:
High sugar consumption
But did you know that we can help lessen the decrease and help increase our collagen stores naturally??
February is Heart Month. The month to bring some awareness to Heart Health.
This is not just a male issue.
Did you know that Heart Disease and Stroke is the #1 cause of premature death in women in Canada? Surprising, I know. One would have thought it was Breast Cancer. Heart health in women just isn’t discussed as much but it should be. 58% of all women who experience heart attack symptoms, go unrecognized. Knowledge is power and women need to take care of our hearts too!
So what are the risk factors, symptoms (because they can be very different and unique to what a man will experience) and what can we do to keep out hearts healthy…
Well here we are 2 weeks into January and have you given up on your resolutions yet? You know the ones…I am going to exercise more, eat better, give up wine!!! Nope, not me..(Well it helps that I don’t make resolutions ) 🙂
As fore mentioned, one of the things many ‘resolve’ to do at the start of a new year is eat better. After the month of December, where we tend to over indulge, January is a welcome sight to get back on track. I will agree with that! It is also the time of year when the new health and wellness craze will start and this usually means a new diet of some sort to try..is it Paleo, Keto or the all new Intermittent Fasting…(just to name a few). My post today is to de-mystify these diets to help you decide if they are something you want to try. There are pros and cons to each and every person will respond differently to each of them as well. The information on these ‘diets’ is endless..