Health & Wellness Over 50s Lifestyle

Health Matters – Keeping a check on your health in Midlife

August 12, 2016

In my first article on Midlife Matters, I wrote about making a choice between being a trail blazer or treading water in your comfort zone.  You can click here to read the article if you missed it.

In the second article of the series, I would like to discuss, keeping a check on your health in Midlife and the top 12 health checks for women 40+.

health matters - keeping a check on your health in midlife

Our Health plays a vital part in this choice, because if we don’t look after our physical, mental and spiritual health there certainly won’t be any trail blazing!

So, let’s examine Health Matters and how we can be fit and healthy in midlife.

Midlife, although an exciting time of life,can also bring changes in our bodies which for some of us makes life difficult to deal with. The main offender is Menopause and some suffer more than others.  I was a fortunate, but I believe that my symptoms were reduced because I exercise regularly and eat a healthy and well-balanced diet.

I recently had a guest writer Dr Catherine Hansen who wrote a series of articles on Menopause which were helpful and encouraging.  You can click here if you would like to read the articles which cover areas such as hormonal changes, talking to your doctor and what is happening to you during this phase.

Health Checks for 40+

health checks for women 40 plus

I’m not sure why but we don’t always think about regular health checks.  We make sure our families are healthy and we even make time to have the car serviced, but we sometimes forget to make important health appointments which in some cases could save our lives.

Scheduling appointments at the same time each year or two, makes it easier to remember when they are due.

Click here to read the article in full and download a free copy of my Health Checklist.  I’d love you to leave a comment for me on what matters to you in Midlife

Next in  August – the Month of Midlife Matters series, we look at Exercise and Diet for over 40’s to keep us fit, active and vital.  

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Carol Cassara August 13, 2016 at 05:39

    I think we begin to attune ourselves to our bodies more seriously at midlife. We see what is happening in our peer group and kind of sober up!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 13, 2016 at 11:43

      Yes Carol. I also have family history with the big ‘C’. Mum passed at 63, Dad at 66 and my brother last year at 65. I am very conscious of what tests I need to try to minimize the risk and find problems early enough.

  • Reply Cathy Sikorski August 13, 2016 at 06:10

    All great advice. We often forget about ourselves in midlife. I think it’s especially important that you brought up things like bone density and even mental health. We need to check in regularly on every aspect. Great article!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 13, 2016 at 11:44

      Yes Cathy we are so busy looking after everyone else we tend to put our needs to one side. I make sure I have my regular mammogram and colonscopy checks to try to minimise the big C which is throughout my family genes.

  • Reply LISA CARPENTER August 13, 2016 at 07:15

    Great advice. It’s so easy to put our own health on the back burner as we care for others but this is a super reminder of the importance to put ourselves first and quit putting off those ever important doctor visits and tests. Thank you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 13, 2016 at 11:45

      It sure is Lisa and it isn’t until something serious happens that we think about it sometimes. Especially if we are feeling well. I’m glad you found the post useful and a good reminder. x

  • Reply Bren Pace August 13, 2016 at 07:52

    I love this list, Sue. It’s so very important for us to be proactive and keep up with our appointments. I’d rather know if I have an issue before it’s too late.

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve also commented on the other post.

    B

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 13, 2016 at 11:52

      Exactly Bren! My family history of Cancer is a major concern to me so I would like to catch it early if it does come my way. Thank you also for commenting on the other post as well. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Leanne August 13, 2016 at 15:25

    I seem to be getting less diligent with my health checks as I get older. I hate all the “lady” tests and I hate having to pay to see a doctor when I’m not sick. It’s good to get a reminder that it’s still important to do the right thing by myself and make the effort.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 15, 2016 at 12:02

      I know Leanne, however because of my family history there are a couple of tests I have regularly. At least I can hopefully treat a problem early if it arises.

  • Reply Lois Alter Mark August 13, 2016 at 15:37

    You’re so right that most of us are better at scheduling regular maintenance for our cars than for our own health. Now that I’ve finally found a doctor I really like, I’m hoping to change that.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 15, 2016 at 12:03

      We are Lois, however, for me my family medical history with mother, father and brother all passing away by 65 is a good prompt for me.

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