Women tend to have more aches and pains than men for biological reasons. That's why it's important to manage your health. Plus, your health is directly related to your happiness - if you have a headache or feel sick, you're unhappy. So, take a look at these five ways to boost your health and happiness as a woman.

Get Off the Couch and Get Moving

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It's easy to make excuses for not exercising. Yes, your life is busy and hectic, but everyone has 10 minutes they can spare to do some exercise. You don't have to go out for a 45 minute jog or head to the gym; just do some crunches or push-ups. As you get into an exercise routine, you can increase the amount and type of exercise you do.

Suck it Up and See Your Doctor

Frequent exercise is an important aspect to being healthy, but there are other factors. Go in for your annual checkup to catch health problems before they become major issues. Most women don't like to go to their gynecologist, but it's essential to maintaining your health and happiness. Remember, going to the doctor doesn't always mean you are sick, it helps prevent you from getting sick.

Control Your Sweet Tooth

You don't have to go on a full-fledged diet to improve your health and happiness, although it would help. Start with something more manageable like cutting out sugar. That way you don't have to count calories or get stressed by tedious and confusing diet recipes. Besides the fact that sweets give you a stomach-ache if you eat too many, they are one of the worst things for your body and overall health. Sugary food contributes to obesity and tooth decay. Control your sweet tooth and you'll be happier in the long run.

Get that Haircut or Manicure You've Been Craving

Stress affects your body in so many ways, which is why it's important to take time for yourself every week. Plus, being a mom is hard work because it's hard to get time alone. Go to a salon for some pampering — a good manicure makes everything better for a while. Or, simply read a good book, go to bed early, or spend time doing something you love. Hobbies keep your mind and body healthy and happy and it's OK to spend some time alone every once in a while.

Do What You Love

If you're stuck in a job that you hate, you're not going to be happy at home either. Therefore, decide what you really want to do and then find a way to make it happen. Of course, remember that it takes time to reach your career goals. For example, let's say you want to go back to school and go for a master's degree. There are plenty of affordable online options that offer degrees in everything from Adult-Gerontology Nursing to environmental science. With so many choices for online education, busy moms and women in the workplace now can take classes on their own schedules. Accomplishing these sort of long-term goals will build your confidence and open up more opportunities in the future.

These are all important things that will boost your health as a woman, but it's not a complete list. Look at your own life and make a plan for your health and happiness.