OASH, the Office on Women’s Health, promotes National Women’s Health Week in mid-May. The annual initiative focuses on good health practices for women throughout the various stages of their lives. If you want to become involved in this year’s event, there are some things you can do to prepare for the yearly week-long celebration.
This guide will help you learn new ways to promote good health and well-being throughout the duration of your life. As you age, different challenges come up with your health. You can easily overcome many of them through preventative health measures and good daily habits.
Suggestions for Promoting National Women’s Health Week In-Person & Online
There are many ways to raise awareness and promote National Women’s Health Week while working on your health. You can access a list of suggestions online via OASH’s website. We’re sharing some of our favorites below for your consideration.
Increase your activity levels inside and outside your home. You don’t need a gym membership to benefit from regular daily movement. Even cleaning your house and gardening burns calories and strengthens muscles. Spend some time today moving your body. You can go for a bike ride, take your dog for a walk or even have an impromptu dance party between doing errands. The point is to move often.
Prioritize rest. No matter how busy of a schedule you keep, know how important it is to sleep well. If you don’t, your body pays the toll. Aim for at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep daily. That way, you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. If you’re groggy, it can affect your performance and even lead to you making costly mistakes.
Stay in touch with the people that matter most to you. Your mental well-being is every bit as important as your physical health. Finding ways to communicate and share your day with your loved ones helps you feel like you’re part of something bigger. You’re part of a community or a tight-knit circle of people that you care to stay in touch with regularly.
There is always room to add your ideas to the list as you come up with them. Caring for yourself is a very personal act. After all, no one knows you the way that you know yourself. That’s why it’s absolutely imperative to take care of the things that you can about your health right away. “An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.”
How Your OBGYN Can Be a Part of Your Plan for Good Health
Making Dr. Ahmadinia and Dr. Dauphin part of your plan for good health and well-being is as easy as making a phone call to set up your next OBGYN appointment. Reach out to us today with your concerns or to schedule your annual exam. Taking responsibility for your health as a woman is among the most empowering things you can do to date.