Adult – Health in Your 30s
Your 30s are possibly the busiest time of your life. But 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 open to chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.
Don’t push aside your own needs. 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 schedule now as it will become easier to put on weight, which can contribute to future 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 of uterine fibroids.
Pregnancy past the age of 35 can also increase risk of birth defects, pregnancy difficulties, and miscarriage.
Get Regular Screenings & Manage Your Health
Get regular screenings and find the health management resources you need to manage your physical, reproductive, and mental health. Use these tools for maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle during this busy and fulfilling time of life.
Services for Women in Their 30s
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Find a Health Care Provider Near You
Get Regular Checkups
One of the best things you can do for yourself is see a health care provider regularly. Get routine checkups and screenings like:
- Pap smears,
- sexual health screenings,
- mammograms (if recommended—usually age 40+),
- bone density screenings, and
At U of U Health we have many highly trained physicians, midwives, and APRNs that can give you the care you need. With 12 locations, you can find a health center convenient to you.