Your 30s are possibly the busiest time of your life. However, just as you are coming into your own and feeling stronger in your identity, your body begins to show some of the first subtle signs of aging. With multiple roles, such as mom, breadwinner and all-around domestic goddess, you are being pulled in many directions that can leave you particularly susceptible to chronic fatigue syndrome and depression, so you need to make sure you are not completely pushing aside your own needs. You must find time to focus yourself and commit to maintaining a lifestyle that benefits both your physical and mental health.
Maintaining Healthy Habits
You will need to develop a consistent exercise regimen now as it will become easier to put on weight, and even a gain of five to ten pounds can mean a significant increase of health problems. You also need to eat healthy, balanced meals and avoid fad diets. Other important health challenges to be aware of in your 30s are loss of bone calcium, less elastic and regenerative skin and possibly a shift in hormones that can cause some changes to your menstrual cycle, including the possibility and uterine fibroids. Pregnancy past the age of 35 can also increase risk of birth defects, pregnancy difficulties and miscarriage.
Women’s Health Services at University of Utah Health Care can help you by providing the screenings and health management resources that you need to manage your physical, reproductive and mental health. The list of services below are tools for maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle during this busy and fulfilling time of life.