Women are unique, special and of course different. That’s why at Health Space we have a whole month to celebrate the wonder of being a woman! Besides the obvious difference, there are physiological and neurological reasons that explain why men and women are different physically, biochemically and emotionally.
Physically women are built for carrying and birthing babies. Hence they have wider hips, bigger breasts, and extra fat stores than their male counterparts. They tend to be less muscular, less hairy and have a smaller lung capacity. Understanding these physical differences may help women to choose the best types of exercise for their body type and capacity, and also the best treatment methods for their body.
Biochemically women are orchestrated differently, especially hormonally. This delicate balance of hormones is essential for optimal health and likely why women are more affected by endocrine disorders and autoimmune diseases. Hormonal balance also affects physical appearance. The more estrogen a woman has for example, the wider her face, fuller her lips and the higher her eyebrows. Due to all the toxic changes in our environment, an understanding of the delicate biochemical balance of a woman is essential for optimal health, preconception, and pregnancy.
Emotionally a woman’s brain is very different. This, for example, is why women remember every single word from a conversation five years ago (because they have a bigger hippocampus where memories are stored), or why women want to talk out a problem and a man just wants to solve it! MRI studies show women’s brains are more active at rest and they have a larger anterior cortex. This is likely why they spend more time trying to process emotions , and why women have higher rates of anxiety than men.
At Health Space, the inherent differences of women helps to tailer, treat, advise and get the best possible outcomes for our female clients (and men of course but that’s not the focus this month, sorry guys!). Most people know Health Space is great for helping neck pain, back pain, and sports injuries. But our diverse integrated team also gets amazing results with chronic health issues such as immune dysfunction, bladder / pelvic floor problems, endocrine dysfunction, autoimmune disease, obesity, and diabetes.
All of these issues are on the rise in Australia and we are on a mission to change that trend. We also have an amazing integrated approach to preconception, pregnancy, birth and beyond with affiliations with amazing humans like Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births to support you all the way.
Trends we see at Health Space in regards to women’s health include:
- Women tend to make most of the health decisions for the family.
- Women tend to put themselves last when it comes to health (especially if they have kids).
- Women are much better with preventative care and will take more time to read and learn how to best help themselves.
- Women often only start looking after their health ONCE they are pregnant.
So this month we want you to put yourself first. Make the most of our amazing services. If you are thinking about getting pregnant in the next year, then preconception health for you AND your partner are essential. If you are a regular at Health Space then try something new on your health journey. We are here to support you with our team of naturopaths, nutritionists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, energetic healers, physio’s, chiro’s, osteo’s, kinesiologists, laser and scenar therapists, and of course infrared saunas. If we don’t have the service you need, you can guarantee we will have a referral for you in our holistic network.