Celebrate Women’s Health Month this May by caring for yourself. We encourage you, especially during these times, to make your health a priority and take care of yourself properly so you can look and feel your best.
If you haven’t done anything yet this month to take care of yourself, this is a great time as we celebrate Mother’s Day and Women’s Health Week. Take a moment to stop, breathe, and be. Here are our 5 women’s health tips to living a healthier and fuller life.
- Stay active
Even during COVID-19 it is important to maintain a daily exercise routine. Morning walks around the block, nightly jogs around the neighborhood, yoga, strength training, and weightlifting are safe ways to keep fit. Regular exercise is not only good for your body but also for the state of your mental health.
- Eat a well-balanced diet
A heart-healthy well-balanced diet filled with plenty of fruits and vegetables will curb those unhealthy snack habits and help you maintain a healthy weight. Plan your snacks ahead of time so you don’t graze on unhealthy snacks out of boredom.
- Check-in with yourself
Pay attention to your mental health and find healthy ways to reduce your stress levels. Carve out more “me time” during the week. Enjoy a massage, read a good book, meditate, journal, listen to music that uplifts you, or watch a movie. Reach out for help if your stress is overwhelming your day-to-day activities. During these times, the lack of socialization and togetherness can be stressful and have a negative impact on your mental health, so be sure to keep in contact with friends and loved ones while still maintaining proper social distancing guidelines.
- Practice healthy sleep habits
Sleep deprivation can quickly become a slippery slope that will take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. Practice good sleep habits by following a nightly routine before bed and stay consistent, even on the weekends. Though sleep requirements vary from person to person, aiming for 7 hours of sleep each night will help you feel rested and refreshed in the morning.
- Schedule an appointment
Talk to your healthcare provider about a women’s wellness exam and other preventive screenings you can undergo to ensure your health. Regular screenings and exams are important as they help doctors to identify problems before they start, giving your chances for treatment a better success rate.
It isn’t easy to be a healthy woman in today’s world and every woman has her own approach to living a healthier life. The key is to find out what works best for you, to stick with it, and seek help when you need it. Reflect often on your health goals and stay motivated so you can become the healthiest version of yourself possible. For more information on Women’s Health Month and how you can benefit from our services, contact Sinclair Healthcare today.