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Wellness for Women Over 40 Series: Part 1

Weight Management and Sleep Enhancement

Welcome everyone to: The Wellness for Women Over 40 Series! In part one I will be discussing and sharing some of my proven strategies for effective weight management and sleep enhancement.

What can I say, it's been a very long journey. The real lesson on this journey has been perseverance, and staying on the path to wellness. Let's face it, we all won't be stick thin and that's a fact, so we might as well love the body we're in. Truth be told there are many reasons why women over 40 experience excessive weight gain. Some contributing factors are heredity precursors, depression, poor eating habits, poor sleep habits, sleep deprivation, metabolic illnesses, lack of exercise, poor time management, motherhood (sorry but it's a factor) and the real killer -STRESS!

Aside from having four children of my own and in the space of seven years, I was very cognizant of my familial tendency to gain weight. I began to notice my pattern over the years, and realized that I maintained my same weight for more than 3-5 years at a time. This was great I thought, but once I enrolled in graduate school, that trend went way left. I was stressed. I lacked good sleep, and I was juggling being a single mother, homeschool mom, and a career and life coach to four adolescents. I was also haunted by the fact that my birth mother (I was raised in foster care) lost one of her legs due to diabetes. So, it's been my plight to not accept that fate. So far, I have been able by the grace of God to ward of those symptoms. Which I why wellness over 40 is so vital, as this time is very unpredictable, due to hormonal fluctuations. Listen, I am not going out with a fight.! Who's with me?

My Over 40 Exercise Regimen: consists of light cardio, walking at least 2 -5 miles 3 times a week, and use of light weights or tension bands. I fell in love with my Shake Weight years ago and haven't put it down since! Exercise should be tolerable and incorporated with things you love to do. Believe it or not, even house work is exercise. Also, instead of talking the elevator use the stairs. There are so many SIMPLE ways you can burn fat, and keep fit. Above all don't be so hard on yourself. Start some where, but start! A life of simplicity is the best path to over all wellness.

So some of the things I've had to do, to get on the journey to my higher self are, find balance in my life by saying no more, and worrying less. I have learned to be still and know that God is in full control of my life, and to embrace His will over my own. Another thing I've had to do is fight for my right to get more sleep. Yes, more sleep, because it really does a body good. Listen below as I share with you one of my weight loss secrets. Here, I also show that it's good to search for the one regimen that is best for you! Have a listen....

So aside from experiencing great success with the Almased Wellness Drink, I have also experienced great success and have been able to manage stress, and get better sleep with Natural Vitality Calm. It's a powered Magnesium drink. Magnesium balances Calcium levels in the body which causes the blood vessels to relax, this enhances sleep, and lowers blood pressure. This is a must have on your wellness journey.

To be completely honest, being healthy doesn't cost much. You only need to establish a good regimen of healthy habits in order to see results. Your safety, and wellness begins with you. You owe it to yourself to be free from past fears, and negative speech that came from others, and even yourself.

I encourage you to be even more aware as your body goes through this drastic period of change. Aside from the potential risks of obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, women also have a host of other risks as they enter their 40's such as cancer scares; namely uterine, and ovarian cancer. The female reproductive system does a lot of work over the years, as you already know, hence, we must do a better job of taking care of it. Often times women do the mostest to care for others, their husbands, or significant others and their children, often neglecting themselves.

This is why I am also sharing with you all another secret to caring for the female reproductive system. Have a listen....

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The claims made on this page, are not supported by the Food and Drug Administration, or by any doctor. All claims have been proven by the author.  This is a journey. Any journey requires commitment, perseverance, and faith. This life is ours, our bodies and it's upkeep are our sole responsibility. God gave us each herb for the healing of the nations. If we are obedient and wise to take his warnings and teachings seriously we can save more lives, and have a better quality of life. 


Love and Light,

Crystal E. Melville


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