Refresh Your Health During Women’s Health Week

May 9 • 2016

It’s National Women’s Health Week, so we put together some simple changes women can make to improve their health. Keep these in mind every day to ensure you’re adopting healthy habits. Your body and mind will thank you.

Drink More Water
Water keeps you hydrated, but it also offers other benefits. It controls calories, prevents muscle fatigue, makes your skin look brighter, and improves kidney function. A common recommendation is to consume eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, which is a half-gallon. Keep track of how much you’re drinking to make sure you get the right amount and reap all of the great benefits that come with it.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting the quality sleep you need throughout the night is another important step in maintaining your health. Not only does feeling tired make you less alert throughout the day, but a lack of proper sleep can also result in heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Make sure you’re setting yourself up for success by creating a relaxing environment in your bedroom and developing a sleep schedule that works for your lifestyle.

Enjoy the Outdoors
Being active outdoors is a great way to get the physical activity your body needs. Additionally, the fresh air can kill viruses and bacteria, as well as improve how you breathe. You’ll also find that the Vitamin D you get from the sun can boost your immune system while also improving your mood and your overall mental health.

Be Proactive
Knowing what screenings you need and being aware of your family health history can ensure that you discover any potential health issues as early as possible. Perform self-exams at home and speak to your doctor to see what types of screenings he recommends and at what age based on any health issues your family or you have had in the past.

Women, taking control of your health is important every week of the year. To get personalized recommendations for healthy changes to your lifestyle, speak with your doctor today.