Top Tips to manage your Health and your wealth

Posted by on 30/01/23

Top 5 tips for managing your health

1. Take Vitamin D

Take your daily sunshine vitamin throughout autumn and winter. It can be difficult to get enough Vitamin D from diet alone, risking poor bone health and low mood.

2. Eat iron-rich foods

Women are more at risk of iron deficiency than men. Good iron levels are crucial for energy and focus so your diet would benefit from iron-rich foods such as liver, red meat, beans, nuts, dried fruit, and fortified breakfast cereals.

3. Target period pain with magnesium

This nutrient helps relaxes the uterine muscles responsible for cramps. Magnesium-rich foods include dark chocolate, cashews, soybeans, spinach, almond, avocados, bananas, and beans.

4. Fight flushes with plant oestrogens

Traditionally, the most effective treatment for hot flashes has been oestrogen supplementation. However, there are foods that contain plant oestrogens such as sesame seeds, flaxseeds, beans, garlic, soya bean, dried apricots, and barley. If you consume sufficient portions regularly, they can start to have mild oestrogen-like effects.

5. Eat plenty of protein in menopause

Protein is important for our bone health, mood, and sleep – all areas of our lives that can be affected by menopause. High-protein foods include meat, fish, dairy, beans, pulses, nuts, and seeds.


Top 5 tips for managing your wealth

1. Invest regularly

Regular and consistent top-ups to your investments are a great way to stay on track. It also means you’re more likely to benefit from the average price of your investments rather than worrying about peaks and troughs in the market.

2. Challenge the gender pay gap

We’ve come a long way, but the gender pay gap still very much exists. For those employed, review your organisation’s gender pay gap report and don’t be afraid to challenge your employer if something doesn't look right.

3, Realise your worthand expertise

If you’re self-employed, make sure you charge what you're worth. Your time and expertise are worth a lot  - don’t forget it.

4. Be curious about investing

It can be hard knowing where to start but there are a wealth of books and resources that can help you make the most out of your money. Websites like Investopedia, Money Saving Expert, and blogs from commercial banks are great places to start.

5. Seek professional advice

Whether you're saving for retirement or releasing money from your assets, knowing the best way to handle your money can be daunting. A financial adviser can help you understand your goals and put together a plan you feel confident in.