National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) serves as a reminder for women, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It’s not just important for women with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions but for all women to take better care of their health now.
We encourage you to regularly take stock of your lifestyle and its impact on the health of your mind and body·
Talk to your healthcare provider if stress is interfering with your daily activities; or you have health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
We recommend the following to promote good mind and body health:
- Stay active regularly.
- Eat heart-healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Reduce Stress.
- Practice good sleep habits to improve your mental and physical health and boost your immune system.
- Monitor alcohol intake and avoid smoking and/or vaping.
While most things are easier said than done, taking the steps to a healthy lifestyle are vital. What that looks like for each woman is her own, unique approach. The key is to find what works for you! Write down your health goals. Include what motivates you, what’s holding you back, and ways to overcome those challenges.
Consult a professional for healthy living advice. This includes workout sessions, meal-prepping, or even someone to discuss emotional worries. Challenge a close girlfriend to start her health journey for some friendly competition and an accountability partner. Get started today!