The best health habits for women over 40.

The best health habits for women over 40.

I turned 40 last year, and the last couple of years, I noticed my body changing, and I started to feel like my body was going through a transition.

I started building these health habits in my life in the last few years, that have really helped me during this time of transition, and I am going to share 3 habits that I believe are really important to begin so that whatever age you are at, you are taking care of your body and are feeling energetic, strong and fit.

The best thing to do when you are looking at making some changes to your health is to go and get a check-up at the Dr’s and get some blood tests done so that you know what areas you can focus on when it comes to improving your overall health.

Here are 3 habits that you can start this week that are going to improve your health.

1.  Eat fresh food and drink plenty of water.

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is the best way to take care of your body and give it the essential vitamins your body needs to thrive.

I found that if I put fruit in a bowl on the bench, it’s a visual cue for me to stop and grab a banana or apple and eat it.

Fresh vegetables are so important to incorporate into your daily intake, especially for women over 40’s. For me, I buy pre packaged salads so I can quickly make a healthy lunch and enjoy it. It's important for healthy food to taste good, and for it to be easy to make, otherwise it's easy to eat things that are processed and make you feel lethargic.

Drinking water has a significant impact on your body, but its easy not to drink enough water when we are busy. I put a water bottle beside my bed, so the first thing I do in the morning is have a big drink of water. 

2.  Multi vitamins

After you have been to the Dr and had some blood tests done, find out what things you need to work on, for example you might find out that you are low in iron, so then you can work out what foods you can start to add into your daily intake to help boost that level, and you can also take iron tablets to help top up your levels. As we go through different seasons of life, our bodies are changing and I have found that taking multi vitamins and different supplements has really helped my body feel stronger and I feel much better when I am taking vitamins on a regular basis, as it fills in any gaps that I might have in my daily intake of fruit and vegetables.

3.  Movement

Get moving! A few years ago, I started doing a walk around the block first thing in the morning, to enjoy the sunshine, get some fresh air and get some exercise. I noticed a significant impact on my overall wellness, and it has been a habit that I do every day now and I look forward to. Exercise should be fun, and we need to do it on a regular basis to get the benefits of it. Whatever age you are, its important to keep moving, and continue to strengthen your body.

Find a exercise you enjoy doing, and do it as often as you can. Building the habit of movement into your life is going to make a positive impact on your whole overall wellbeing.


Where you are on your health journey, or whatever age you are, there is always something you can do to improve you health, get stronger and be the best you can be.

I want to encourage you to sit down and write down 3 habits that you can start in the next week that can improve your health and put that list on your fridge, so that you see it every day to remind you of something positive that you are working towards as you get older.