National Women’s Health Week is May 13 – 19th, and it’s a great week to bring together communities, businesses, health organizations and other groups to promote women’s health. With busy schedules and summer fast approaching, perhaps this one week of recognizing women’s health just does not seem to fit into those planners.
A few things to keep in mind while keeping your body in healthy mode;
Visit a health care provider to receive regular check up and prevention screenings – unsure of where to find these providers; shop around – it is important to feel comfortable with your OB/GYN since it makes it easier for them to help you remain healthy.
Get Active – sounds easy enough, but busy schedules can make exercising daily a hard task to complete. So, instead make simple changes; take the stairs, park farther away from the entrance at the grocery story or
Eat Healthy – convenience is obviously always easier, but by avoiding those drive thru you can make a step toward a healthier you. Pack a lunch the night before that also includes healthy snacks such as; fruits, vegetables or low calorie snack packs to avoid those tricky sugary treats that show up on your desk.
Avoid unhealthy behaviors – such as smoking, not wearing your seat belt or helmet.
Safe guard your skin – With summer fast approaching, safe guarding your skin is essential, not only for temporary protection, but protection from those unwanted wrinkles and sunspots in the future. By safe guarding your skin you can also decrease your risk of skin cancer. Just by applying sun tan lotion or wearing a nice hat can help from both UVA and UVB rays.
Taking the opportunity to practice staying healthy in small changes during your daily routine, can help you stay healthy in the future.
~ Sarah, Planned Parenthood Advocate