Keep your body systems in optimal shape so you can live a long and healthy life.
: Don't change your diet without first consulting your physician.
Step 1: Prevent cancer Do all you can to prevent cancer by living a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a healthy diet, and by maintaining a healthy weight.
TIP: Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day, and maintain a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Step 2: Stimulate your mind Stimulate your mind by learning a new language, reading a book, taking a class, or starting a new hobby that you enjoy.
Step 3: Protect your eyes Protect your eyes with sunglasses that have 100 percent UVA or UVB protection.
TIP: Sunglasses can protect you from macular degeneration, cataracts, and wrinkles around your eyes.
Step 4: Prevent the spread of germs Avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands after you use a restroom, handle garbage, blow your nose, and before and after you prepare food.
Step 5: Consider hormone therapy Consider hormone therapy if you are going through menopause to reduce symptoms such as mood swings and night sweats. Remain sexually active with your partner to keep yourself emotionally connected and to boost your immune system.
Step 6: Get vitamin D Get plenty of vitamin D through sun exposure or supplements. Studies show that prostate cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer may be linked to vitamin D deficiencies.
TIP: Ask your doctor if you need a supplement.
Step 7: Keep your skin healthy Keep your skin looking young and healthy by using an exfoliating peel followed by a soothing gel. Use a vitamin C serum and a moisturizer with sunscreen to protect your skin. Stay healthy by keeping your body rested by getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
FACT: The average age an American women goes through menopause is 51.