It’s Women’s Health Week which is a national-wide campaign designed to remind all women across Australia to check in on their health. It is an opportunity to re-focus on what YOU need for YOU.
Right now, it is more important than ever to make sure you are in good health. It’s has been a tough year, but you should be getting back to re-scheduling health checks and making time to improve physical and mental well-being. That’s why we decided to put together a list of 5 key ways in which you can make small changes every day to improve your overall health and well-being.
Strive to Eat Healthy
Good nutrition is important for women of any age. Follow a healthy and balanced diet and eat at least three small meals a day at reasonable intervals. Our bodies are more effective when we don’t overload them with a day’s supply of food at one time. Take small steps each week to improve your nutrition and move toward a healthier you by:
- Making half your plate fruit and veggies
- Make half the grains you eat whole grains
- Switch to low fat milk
- Choose lean protein foods
- Compare sodium in foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat some seafood
- Cut back on solid fats
Avoid Medication Mistakes
Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a long, healthy life. When used incorrectly, medicines can also cause serious health problems. Make sure you always ask the right questions about how to use medication and always know what your medication is for.
Ask for Health Screenings
Regular health checks and health screenings are an important way to identify the early signs of health issues. Finding problems early means that your chances for effective treatment are increased. Many factors, such as your age, health, family history and lifestyle choices, impact on how often you need check-ups. Ask your doctor which health screenings are right for you and find out how often you should get screened. Your doctor may include a general health check when you visit for another reason, such as a cold.
Being active isn’t just about losing weight and toning up. It’s about improving and maintaining your overall mental, emotional and physical well-being. Women who work out regular will also be rewarded in other ways such as amazing skin and improved sleep routine. Our 6 exercise tips are:
- Go for a walk or run
- 30 minutes in the gym
- 20 minute swim
- Jumping Jacks
- Squats and Lunges
- Press ups
Manage your Health Conditions
It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to manage health conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis or high blood pressure. You can live with a chronic condition day to day, responding to its sudden changing symptoms or you can take charge and manage the disease instead of letting it rule you.
Head to https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/ each day this week to explore health tips, tools and information on how to unlock your own powers for good health.