National Women’s Health Week begins this Sunday, and here at South Avenue Women’s Services we’re excited to honor a week dedicated to the advancement of women’s health and well-being. Looking for ways to get involved this year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers some great suggestions to help anyone celebrate Women’s Health Week 2019.
With spring finally in full swing, this is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. Staying physically active is one of the most effective things you can do to protect your health and reduce your risk of life-threatening illnesses like heart disease. Regular exercise can also promote good balance and prevent bone loss, which becomes increasingly important as women age. Whether you’re going for a brisk walk or weight training at the gym, every little bit helps!
Develop a Healthy-Eating Plan
Diet and exercise go hand in hand, so make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to thrive, too. A healthy eating plan can help you prioritize foods like fresh vegetables, lean meets and whole grains while limiting your intake of sugars and saturated fats. You can still enjoy your favorite comfort foods from time to time; just make sure you’re staying mindful of your most important dietary needs.
Schedule a Well-Woman Visit With Your Doctor
An annual well-woman visit offers an opportunity to undergo preventative screenings, set goals and discuss any questions or concerns you might have about your health with your doctor. No two well-woman visits are the same—these appointments can be tailored to suit your unique needs and health history. Best of all, most health insurance plans are required to cover an annual well-woman visit at no cost to you!
To learn more, or to schedule your next well-woman visit, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!