Your fortieth birthday is around the corner and you are wondering what it would be like being forty. You might be a bit apprehensive, excited, scared, sad, certainly not impatient. Whatever your state of mind, turning 40 is definitely a big step in someone’s life. and it brings along a lot of changes.Those changes are as positive as negative, physical and mental changes. Those changes might happen gradually or sooner than expected, depending on individuals.
Here are 6 things about turning 40, what to expect for women:
1 – PHYSICAL CHANGES
40 is a turning point in women lives. Women may experience a number of physical changes like having grey hair appearing, gaining weight, appears to shrink due to skin losing elasticity and progressive loss of muscle, therefore the body would not be as firm as it used to be. wrinkles will start appearing. Most of those changes could be delayed by adopting a healthy diet, by using appropriate skincare.
2 – INTERNAL CHANGES
Reference to changes that would happen within women organisms. Around 40, women enter peri-menopause, the 5-10 years before menopause: they may experience hormones imbalance which can affect the metabolism and appetite, making it very hard to lose weight. Some others changes are low bone density, making it easy to break a bone, and slowly recovering, the body would need more time to recover; as well around 40, women may develop some lactose intolerance. A balanced diet and some exercises would help to prevent or to stop some of those symptoms.
3 – SENSES CHANGES
Turning 40 would cause some sensory changes, and this could affect lifestyles. The most common changes are sight declining, hearing loss, smell and taste are affected too. Those senses become less sharp. There are some devices like hearing aids, glasses,…or having a healthy lifestyle and diet can help improve those senses.
4 – RISK OF CANCER INCREASED
Around 40, women are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. And this again depend on Individuals, risk could be higher or lower. It depends as well on some other factors, such as family history, reproductive history, race and more. The older you are getting, the higher the risk of breast cancer. Regular cervical cancer screening would prevent any nasty surprises.
5 – LIBIDO MAY BE INCREASED
Technically, at 40 women’s libidos would decrease because of hormonal changes. Dr. Thoppil said ‘’ a drop in estrogen can make vaginal tissue more dry, and sex can be painful.’’ But usually at 40, women feel more liberated, have more confidence, accept their bodies and flaws, and are more experienced, know their bodies. Hence, they become more sexually active.
6 – CONFIDENCE INCREASED
Women’s confidence skyrocket around their forties. It is believed that people get more confident when they getting older. At 40, most women would care less about what other people think about them: they would rock their own style and they would get rid of toxic people in their lives.
They would embrace their lives and decide to live it, to the fullest, most of the time unapologetic. They become stronger and resilient.