National Women's Health Week is a national observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The objective is to encourage women to make their health a priority and educate them on what steps they can take to improve their health. Preventive care can keep diseases away or detect problems early so that treatment is more effective. At Feet First Foot Care, we want all of our patients to know they are not alone and that there is always help available.
Here are 8 ways to celebrate National Women’s Health Week (regardless of gender or age):
- Get Active. Pick physical activities you enjoy and match your abilities to make sure you stay with them. Grab a friend and get outside!
- Incorporate Habits for Better Health. Start a health diary to document your journey to get active, eat healthily, and boost self-care. Alternatively, pick up a hobby you haven’t had time for.
- Talk With Your Health Providers. It’s important to be proactive when it comes to our health. Keep up with appointments regularly and have peace of mind knowing you are taking care of yourself. Celebrate National Women’s Health Awareness and have a check-up with podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas. Call (860)-632-5499 or visit our website for more information to schedule an appointment at our Cromwell, Connecticut office.
- Take Care of Your Mental Health. Research shows positive mental health is associated with improved overall health and well-being. Help is always there for you. Call a friend or join a support group.
- Eat A Healthy and Balanced Diet. Turn on your favorite music and dance– Try a new healthy recipe! If you need inspiration, check out these recipes.
- Take Time to Relax. Massage? Say no more. You deserve to take a break. Treat yourself to a self-care day.
- Drink Plenty of Fluids. Although several factors affect the amount for each person, drinking enough water should be a goal that we all have. A common recommendation is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day which equals about 2 liters.
- Sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect people's performance and their ability to think, react quickly, and form memories. It can also affect their physical and mental health. It’s recommended to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night.