20 Little Health Tips for Women

This article, “20 Little Health Tips for Women” materialized because a couple of weeks ago, Dayzeebee and I were invited to a local radio station. We were celebrating Women’s month and their topic was about holistic wellness.

There was a lot of discussion as to why women are stressed nowadays and how they are managing to cope. This brought me into a state of awareness that indeed women have taken on a lot of roles – from parenting, to career, to being active in the community, organizations and such, that it is no wonder that the need for taking care of oneself is on the rise.

I recognize that healthy women have healthy habits. And by embracing a positive lifestyle coupled with a positive mindset, women are able to tackle life with zest plus a healthy condition.

Get Into the Exercise Habit

1. Sneak exercise into your day. Use the stairs instead of the elevator; rake the leaves in the garden, dance with the baby or even better yet, put on some music and dance by yourself!

2. Be specific with your intention. Instead of saying “From now on, I will exercise more often,” why not say, “I’ll walk the dog for ten minutes.” Start light until you gradually increase how hard you exercise and for how long.

3. Start making “exercise appointments” in your calendar. Find something you like to do. Grab a partner if you have to.

Easy Weight Loss Tips

4.  Avoid fad diets that promises drastic and dramatic results. True, you may lose weight quickly but you gain it back just as fast. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat fewer calories and be active. If you want to feel full (with food with lower calories), eat foods that are high in water like fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins.

5.  Don’t lose more than 2 pounds per week. If you lose more than 2 pounds per week, you are losing water weight and lean muscle mass instead of losing excess fat. This will make you lethargic and have less energy; and again, you will most likely gain the weight back.

6. Employ the mindful eating or intuitive approach. Learn to listen to your body so you can eat what you want and end up loving the result. Mindful eating encourages you have a peaceful relationship with food to supply your body needs. If you are feeling awfully stuffed, it simply means you are not listening to your body signals of satiation.

Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointments

7. Find a doctor that you are most comfortable with and whose health philosophy matches yours.

8. Visit your doctor to consult a problem. Don’t be scared or embarrassed to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Is it your body odor, the pimple in your butt, or itchiness in your vagina? Get help if you need one.

Oral Hygiene Reminders

9. Brush your teeth three times a day especially after meals. Schedule a regular teeth cleaning with your dentist.

10. Floss your teeth regularly. This cleans the in betweens and helps gum disease too.

Have a Love Affair With Your Body

11. Look at your body with love and affection. Refrain from being highly critical. Adopting a positive body image makes you feel good about yourself. Allow yourself to feel sexy, change your wardrobe, get a new haircut. Do what it takes to make you feel good.

12.Pamper your body from time to time. Have a body massage or a spa treatment.

13. Wash your hands frequently to avoid infections. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as the simple act of washing your hands.

14. Buy new, comfortable shoes for you feet.

15. Get enough sleep and rest for your body to rejuvenate.

Take Care of Your Heart

16. Eat less salt. Sodium causes high blood pressure.

17. Laugh more often. This increases your feel good hormones and is good for your overall health.

18. Stop complaining. If you know that you are about to rant, choose to shift focus and adopt the attitude of gratitude.

Keys to Happiness

19. No matter what, choose to be happy. This is the secret to having a strong immune system. Happier people get sick less and they live longer too. Commit to take care of you. Meet your needs and allow yourself to grow marvelously in all areas --mind, body, heart, spirit, career, finances.

20. Reach out. Health is not just taking care of your body; it is also about living a meaningful life. Realizing that you are part of something bigger and something profound leads to better health. Happy people are those who love and have a healthy respect for oneself and are able to expand their territory to reach out, help someone and make a difference.

Celebrating the gift of women's health!

By: Michelle Simtoco

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954media 6 years ago from Boston, MA

This was a great read. I've found that #2 especially applies. Specific goals in exercise (anything really!) have made all the difference in getting me to the gym consistently.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi 945media: So true..when we become more specific, the goal seems much more easier to achieve. :) Thanks for the visit!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Good tips Michelle, especially the one about easing into exercise and being specific until it becomes a habit.

You and Daisy are always involved with the media which is cool. How does it feel to be interviewed in a radio show? The only time I was on TV was when I was in the 5th grade and was selected to speak as I was good in English. All I remember is doing my best, but being very nervous as I was shy. hehe.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Good advice, ripple maker, that is easy, affordable and simple to follow. And all towards our benefit! Thanks!!!!


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

I'm sure you meant use the stairs, rather than the elevator:) I can testify to this, that it works, I did this for a few months. Just changing this habit, change my body by 2 sizes in pants! Wow, people couldn't believe it either, my eating habbits didn't change, just the stairs, up to work, down for lunch, back up after lunch and down after work:) Great Hub! The other tips were great too:)


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

I just love this hub you have touched on so many of the natural ways to nurture your soul and live a healthy, balanced and meaningful life.

I don't know how else to say it than to say, you really shined throughout this entire hub. (You created a lot of natural ripples) I kept getting a breath of fresh air all the way through and it's almost 3 AM.

Great job! Rated Up!

Sage


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Solid good tips and I thank you very much.


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BeiYin 6 years ago from Ibiza Spain

"No matter what, choose to be happy." That's like telling people: *Fly your obstacle! Fly to new horizons! Get out of the limiting straight jacket of your personality with those worn out concepts and your self image that holds you back!* Yes, that's right, but how can people fly if they are stuck in the mud? They need to learn first to grow their wings! Hardly anybody knows how to do this... If there is some body who ask, then this is the first step. Then the answer will show up. You can find some information about it at my hubs... Are you ready to enter into a transformational process of learning, growing and healing?


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

Ripplemaker. Thank you.

Some great tips and and a wonderfully down to earth approach to life in general. Being healthy is a frame of mind. I love the last 2 rules especially.

There are way too many hubs these days on health but this one is worth reading and sharing - which is what I am about to do :)


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ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

Hey, great information but it applies to guy too, especially the metro$ex-ual male, except for #18 of course. (just jokin')


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Karen Banes 6 years ago from Canada

Great, easy, user-friendly tips. Off to incorporate them into my day!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Violetsun: Marie, I'm as shy as you! LOL Daisy is more used to the media than me. The interview went great and we also taught the breathing thing to relax the mind and the body and even the laughter yoga! Thank you for your warm presence on this hub. Hugs...

Ann: Yes, very affordable and easy -if we stay disciplined enough to really do it hahahahah Thanks Ann for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it much!

Heart4theword: Soweee for the word mix up (heheh) -- all remedied now. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Do you know I love your testimony! Thank you soooo much for that. Hey guys, walk the stairs to lose weight easily! :)


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lilian_sg 6 years ago from Singapore

Thanks for the tips! Our health is so important. We should really pay more attention to it.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Sage: We should do this more often -breathing in fresh air all throughout the day! LOL I'm glad you could join me once again. Your presence brings a smile to me! :)

Hello, Hello: You are more than welcome.

BeiYin: I am sure many will benefit from the lessons you are teaching them :) Keep sharing.

Duchess: Oh thank you so much for your encouraging words. These are just simple and little health tips; and I know there are more out there that are very comprehensive. Thank you for wanting to share this. Blessings for your giving spirit. :)

ocbill: hahahahhahahahaha Okay you guys don't rant...hmmmm....

Karen: Alright..way to go! :) Enjoy your day!

Lilian: Yes so much a part of loving ourselves. :)


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

That was so wonderfully explained. I don't think anyone else could've made it simpler. That's what makes you the 'ripplemaker'. You truly stand out from the rest because 'simplicity' is a virtue that you've been graced with. :) Excellent tips ..especially 'having an affair with the body'.


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

Ripplemaker - You touched on things that I have been especially interested in since menopause hit me(yuck). Your Hub helped validate my actions and thinking and you must know that your writing it has done immeasurable good for women in general. Thank you SO much!


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

My favorite: Laugh more often.

Great hub! May it bring more joy and health into people's lives.


PWalker281 6 years ago

Great suggestions for everyone, not just women! Never heard of washing hands to boost immunity. How does that work? Is it about getting rid of the germs, etc. that can cause disease? Thanks for sharing!


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Great tips ripplemaker! You've got my mantra down pat!


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Anjali: I love it that you got struck with having a love affair with your body too. I think we sometimes get into the hating things more often than loving LOL Thank you for your wonderful comment and made my day! :)

mwatkins: Thank you for your candidness. You made me laugh with your yuck reaction to menopause! I still believe you are an awesomely beautiful woman even with the big M. Hugs and blessings to you! :)

Katrina: Laugh, laugh and laugh some more. I need to remind myself that everyday esp. when I get all serious and really serious... :)

PWalker: Thank you for asking about this one. I will clarify it above. (tee hee) But yes good handwashing is important. For health care, day care and food service workers it is vital to prevent illness from being spread.

Green Lotus: You've got really wonderful health hubs which I also placed a link above :) thanks for the visit.


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Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

"No matter what, choose to be happy." I like that! No. 17 is also very true. Ever heard of laughter yoga? They just get together to laugh with no joke-telling, no tickling. Just laugh! It sounds kind of weird, but I'd like to try it some day. :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Om: Yes, we did try it with dayzeebee facilitating the whole thing during our teacher's team building. Okay, it took me awhile to really start laughing but it is a healthy exercise! :)


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Awesome hub, ripplemaker, with excellent tips for women. If only we would take the time to do all of these on a consistent basis. But, I guess practice will lead to perfection, as long as we continue to move forward down the list, it will help keep us young. Thanks for sharing your insight :)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the link! I'd do the same to yours from mine :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Money Glitch: That is the key - consistency. LOL I guess that is why we need to read or hear about this often. I know these are not new facts but it does remind us of the things we ought to be doing. Thanks for the visit :)

Green Lotus: Oh thank you so much! That is sweet of you.


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Patti Ann 6 years ago from Florida

Excellent advice! I need to work on the "stop complaining" - I'll start today!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Wonderful hub! I raked and pull weeds the past couple days and its amazing how you use such different muscles than usual and how good it feels! Sore but good...lol. I thought I was in good shape till I had to roll myself out of bed sideways to go out and do more work this morning! Fabulously written and rated up!


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great, simply great. Extremely good hub ripplemaker, rated and stumbled.


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

Ripplemaker, this is the second hub of yours I have read and it is as good as the first. I will read others from time to time. You chose a good name for yourself. You are certainly making ripple.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Patti Ann: I had to choose to not complain yesterday coz my body ached and the seminar I attended was in a place that wasn't conducive for sitting the 8 straight hours. LOL Was reaaaallly hard but managed to see the positive side of it all. :) Thanks for dropping by.

Herbivore: Had to laugh at the aches and pains. I know that feeling very well. :) Thank you for dropping by and sharing your day. Take care...:)

Hypnodude: Thank you kind sire! It's always a pleasure to have you around. :)

Hummingbird: You gave my heart a lift. Thanks for reading my hubs. That is a wonderful gift to me today. My appreciation is full. :)


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Lamme 6 years ago

Great advice. I need to take more of these points into consideration. Women tend to put others first, which isn't always the healthiest thing to do. Sometimes I forget to make time for myself and what I need. Thanks for the reminder.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

This is a great hub, Michelle! Exercise becomes easier when as you rightly say, we make it part of our daily routine. I find that if I dedicate some evenings or days to certain activities and keep those "appointments" with myself, and follow through with them, I feel better even mentally! Making the time is hard for people with busy lives, but where there is a will, there is a way. I envy people with pets like dogs as they need exercise, and they are a good excuse to get us off our lazy butts and take them out for walks! LOL! Thanks for the great hub!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is a great "Love yourself- now go and exercise yourself" kind of hub. I like the idea of falling in love with my own body. I'm kind of in love with someone elses. Does that count? Hehe. I will have to apply myself more ... to myself. Don't take that the wrong way or anything. (too late!)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Lamme: We are mostly guilty of doing that. You know it is exactly that observation about women putting themselves last that we decided to have a wellness training. Thanks for your comment.

Cheeky Girl: Hmmmm maybe you can take Cathy out for a walk? LOL Lovely to see you. Your comments are always full of fresh ideas that make me smile.

Astra: Hahahahahah Yes, it's okay to fall in love with someone else's body but we have to learn to love our own bodies too. Apply to you...to me.... thank you for the gift of laughter. :)


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Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

Hi, very interesting stuff - had to chuckle at number 14 though as my friend tells me that now that I go into shoe shops and the first thing I say is 'they look comfy' and I'm no longer looking for 'killer heels', she knows I'm getting old(er)!


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Great advice! I'm pretty conscientious about diet and exercise but some times forget that sleep is important too.


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Alison: Hahhahha I used to think that way too. But really comfy shoes is good for our feet. And it's helping ease my stomach cramps during my monthly period. LOL Thanks for dropping by to share a chuckle with me.

Betty: Aaaah okay...too true. That we shouldn't take for granted. :) Blessings to you! Keep on with your healthy lifestyle.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Excellent - love the exercise appointments!


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Great hub, Michelle! Finally made time to do some reading, and so glad I picked one of yours! Thanks for all the pointers.


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rose56 6 years ago

Very good info. thanks


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Charia Samher 6 years ago

Missed you teacher Michelle..Hope I can read some more in the coming days..


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thank you guys for the visit!

Sol! Missed you too. How are you?


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AlmondJoyful 6 years ago from WA

I enjoy your hub!!


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theindianblues 6 years ago from Some where on the Globe

Thanks for sharing this useful information. Voted up and marked as useful.


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Charia Samher 6 years ago

I'm good! Don't have much time to write but maybe someday I'll have my comeback article. LOL. u take care. =)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Glad to read your comments AlmondJoyful and the indianblues. :)

Charia: Sol, be sure to inform me when you have posted your comeback article! LOL


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Michelle, nicely written. Solid tips that people can connect with easily. I esp liked the 'love your body' tips. Between the need for the massage and the reminder about getting comfortable shoes, I can almost feel the tension lifting just reading it, LOL


low platelets 6 years ago

HI. I am a man. But I have three woman in my house (1 wife and two daughters - no sons) plus one female cat, dog and horse. LOL. Anyway, thanks for your suggestions. Some woman become a little careless as they age. Not to mention us men also. I really believe that if we take care of our bodies starting from an early age we can reap the results as we age. Good recommendations - but not only for woman - with some exceptions.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great tips for women, Michelle! I agree with them all. One of the ones that I have not done yet is to start pampering myself via a spa massage. It is definitely on the agenda to start doing. I believe it would greatly revive one's spirits and reduce the stress of one's daily routine. Thanks for sharing, Thumbs up!


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Good job. Thank you for sharing the tips


livehealthy 5 years ago

Health is the most important aspect of our lives and we should really start taking it seriously. Thanks for the tips..


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li smith ion-eco 5 years ago from Hermanus, South Africa

Great hub, ripplemaker ... tackling life with zest is a wonderful philosophy! Thank you for the tips!


NikiiLeeReyes 5 years ago

wow wonderful power to the women! lol do you have more like this??


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

Ripplemaker, This is very helpful, and good reminders of what we as women need to do. Very important stuff. Good hub!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Great tips ripplemaker. I find that too many people try to lose too much weight too quickly. I agree, two pounds a week is pleanty, it's easier to keep it off if you lose it more slowly. Gret hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

ripplemaker, wonderful tips. No 4 is one of my favorites. Great job.


John 4 years ago

Really This is a nice Read.You can find more tips hee,pay a visit at

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