Stay active. Eat healthy. And get lots of sleep. Most importantly? You can start today! National Women’s Health Week was created to encourage every woman to make healthy choices—and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the national event.
National Women’s Health Week, which begins each Mother’s Day, is a reminder for all women and girls, especially during the current pandemic of COVID-19, to make health a priority and take the best care of themselves. It brings into focus the importance of practicing positive and simple health behaviors into your daily life.
All women have their own set of unique health issues, such as menopause and pregnancy. What’s more, some health issues that can affect both women and men can affect a woman differently. Examples include osteoarthritis and urinary tract problems—both of which affect women more often.
Read on to learn 4 valuable women’s health tips.
HAPPINESS & HEALTH: 4 TIPS FOR WOMEN
- Schedule your annual wellness exam Annual checkups are a must for helping you maintain excellent health. If you haven’t had a physical in some time, contact your provider today and book an appointment. Yes, even if you’re feeling good. If you’re over 21 years old, you’ll get a pap smear two years until 30, then between 30-65, you can get both HPV and Pap tests every three years.
- Examine your diet Check your eating habits and make sure you’re getting the recommended amount of nutrients. We know, it’s easy to slip into an unhealthy eating routine. Celebrate National Women’s Health Week and make time to improve your diet.
- Exercise weekly Establish a workout routine. Better yet, if you have the resources, you can hire a personal trainer who will keep you encouraged, honest, and motivated.
- Birth control benefits Studies have shown the birth control pill can lower the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer as well as regulate your menstrual cycle.
Why National Women’s Health Week Is Important
Kids need their moms.
For mothers, living a healthier lifestyle and applying preventative measures means you’ll have more energy for your kids. Also, children tend to adopt their parents’ good or bad habits; healthy moms are likely to have healthier kids.
Happiness starts with excellent health.
Healthy women tend to have more energy throughout the day and approach life with more positivity. They are less prone to anxiety and experience less stress. Use National Women’s Health Week as a reminder to take a deep, relaxing breath.
Good health is infectious.
When friends and family notice how happy you are by living a healthier lifestyle, they’ll crave a piece of that happiness pie. Living and eating well encourages others that they can do it too.
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