National Women’s Health Week is a week of celebration and education on the importance of women’s health across the country. The U.S Department of Health and Human Service Office is leading women into its 20th year of getting and staying healthy. This is a reminder for women to make sure that they are taking care of themselves and living their best healthy life. With busy lives and schedules, sometimes women are so distracted doing for others that it’s easy to forget to focus on self. Today it is easier than before to make small changes in your day to day lives to improve your overall well being. A good first step would be to set a few small goals and find what works for you. Ask yourself what are some of your health goals and what’s keeping you from achieving them?
Get Moving in Your Community
This is a small step and can be done right in your own neighborhood. Start a walking group before or after work. You can get your family involved, have the kiddos ride their bikes while you and your girlfriends walk. If this is a big goal for you, join a local gym or fitness group that will hold you accountable. Do you have an even bigger goal to crush? Perhaps conquering your first marathon run? It’s nothing to it but to do it!
Get Checked Out
When is the last time you had a physical? It’s important to get annual exams and this includes mammograms if you’re at the age of examination. Prior to starting any health journey it’s advised and important to get checked out by a physician that you’re comfortable with. So this is a great way to transition into a healthy lifestyle or restart the one you already have.
Take selfies or photos of yourself getting healthy. Take photos of healthy meal options and post on social media. While you are posting use the hashtags #NWHW and #FindYourHealth. Share some inspirational healthy quotes you live by to get motivated for the day.
The Brain is a Muscle Too
This is a good time for meditation practices or to possibly talk to someone. Your mental state is just as important as your physical state. The weather has finally broken in Michigan (I think) but the winter blues is a real thing. So sometimes you need a little tune up. Take the time to have a moment of peace to yourself.
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