Ladies, can we all just agree that we’re pretty darn amazing? All the things that we do on a daily basis to keep our personal worlds spinning, is mind boggling. Often times, we’re so busy taking care of everyone else, we forget to take care of ourselves! That’s what National Women’s Health Week is for! From May 12-18, 2019, it’s your reminder to pause, and take a status report on your health. Here are some things you should be checking in on, during Women’s Health Week.
Your Overall Health
Women’s Health Week is a great time to schedule your annual physical and well-woman visit with your primary care doctor and OB/GYN. Some of the things you should be checking in on why taking stock of your overall health include:
- Mammograms and Breast Exams
- Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screenings
- Blood Pressure Check
- Cholesterol Check
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Immunization Updates
- Dental Exam
- Eye Exam
Check Your Diet
Women’s Health Week is a good reminder to check in with your diet. Not just for weight loss, if you think you need it, but for an overall nutrition check. So many of us lead busy lives, that proper nutrition often falls by the wayside. Use this week to take notice of how you’re eating.
Are you getting enough protein, veggies and complex carbohydrates in your diet? Are you taking the proper supplements to make up for anything you might be missing? A daily multivitamin like the O.N.E. Multivitamin by Pure Encapsulations or Wellness Essentials for Women by Metagenics, is a good place to start to tackle your nutritional needs, but you need to look further to address your whole health. Here is a list of vitamins and minerals that are most essential for women:
- Chaste Tree
- Vitamin C
- Fish Oil
- B Vitamins
- Glucosamine Chondroitin
We know we need to work out, but sometimes finding the time in our busy lives can be hard. Women’s Health Week is a good reminder for us to find little ways throughout our day to get in a little exercise, even if it’s only a few minutes at a time. Here are some suggestions of ways you can increase your heart rate during the day, when you don’t have a lot of time.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Park in the back of the lot to get in some extra steps.
- Walk around the building a few times during your lunch break.
- Wear ankle or wrist weights while doing daily activities.
- Do stretches when you have a free minute or two.
- Stand up and do 10 jumping jacks to get your blood pumping.
So what changes will you make for your overall health during Women’s Health Week? You deserve to be cared for the way you care for so many other people, so don’t skip it! In the comments below, tell us how you’re celebrating the week by doing something good for yourself!