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Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week.
The goal of Women’s Health Week is to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority and stay active.
We’ve put together articles and resources to help you better understand how you can take care of your health.
Every year in May, Mother’s Day marks the start of National Women’s Health Week, a time for women to focus on their health and make taking care of themselves a priority.
That can be a long order for women, who often wear a lot of hats, such as mother, wife, employee or employer, and caregiver. In fact, two out of every three caregivers in the United States are women, which means they provide daily or regular support to children, adults or people with a chronic illness or disability. That is important to note because caregivers are at greater risk of poor physical and mental health.
By taking time for yourself, however, you can help prevent illness or identify problems early so that they can be treated quickly. And it doesn’t matter where you are in life. There are steps that women of every age can take to improve their health so that they have a better quality of life.
For National Women’s Health Week, we’ve put together articles that can help inform your health and fitness choices.
Recognition of heart disease
Did you know that the effect of heart disease is different on women than men? Many women are unaware that heart disease is No. Learn about the differences and risk factors, and ways to prevent or reverse heart disease.
Understanding holistic health
Holistic health encompasses all aspects of the self – from the physical and social to the mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is a combination of traditional health treatments and health -focused techniques designed to treat the whole person. Understanding holistic health can help you improve your quality of life and take better care of your mind, body and spirit.
Staying active as a mother
It’s hard to take care of yourself when you’re a mother of young children. An American cross-country skier shared tips on how to make time for yourself, and how to involve your kids in healthy activities.
Manage metabolism as you age
Controlling weight as you age can be more difficult because of this is more difficult. The body needs fewer calories as it ages, which makes maintaining a healthy weight more challenging. Find out why it happened and what you can do about it.
Find time for meditation
Practicing mindfulness and meditation will help your health because it teaches you to be fully present in the present moment. It also raises your awareness of your emotions and thoughts. All this leads to a reduction in stress.
Make small changes
Focusing on your health doesn’t have to take your time. It can be as simple as saying a daily walk; eating a diet that emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains; and talking to a friend or loved one.
This may also include regular checkups with your doctor and following recommended screenings.
This National Women’s Health Week, make your health – and yourself – a priority.
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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow the instructions of your health care professional.