Women – we know how busy life can be. Whether it’s working full-time, trying to keep up with your kiddo’s schedules or caring for others, or putting in extra hours to that side hustle, we know that your health can sometimes be placed on the back burner. But with the current state our world is in, it’s never been more important than now to take care of your health. And since May is National Women’s Health Month, what better time to empower you to make your health a priority than now?
At Eagles Landing Health, our goal is to help you understand what steps you can take to not only improve your health but keep it under control so you can live a long, healthy, and happy life. But…we know it all starts with you, and if you won’t do it for yourself, maybe do it for the ones you love. If anything, let this month be a reminder to schedule your annual preventive screenings you’ve been putting off.
Women, take back control of your health with these 5 helpful tips! Your body will thank you.
Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health:
There’s so much more to keeping your body healthy than just the physical aspect, like your mind. Research shows that every year, 1 in 5 women in the United States struggle from mental health issues – such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and more. Unfortunately, a lack of awareness and available resources keep women from pursuing help surrounding mental health. So, what can you do? Try to take more time to unwind and do something you enjoy, connect with people you trust to talk about how you’re feeling – like a friend, therapist, or psychiatrist, and schedule an appointment with one of our providers so we can provide the appropriate care, education, and treatment necessary.
Protect Your Heart:
Though the average life expectancy of US adult women has increased over the last decade, now 82 years of age, heart disease is still the number 1 leading cause of death in women in the United States. Unfortunately, certain risk factors can prematurely age our hearts – such as diabetes, obesity, smoking, or lack of movement – therefore causing heart disease. The good news is that many of these conditions can be prevented with the proper health care.
Move Your Body:
Getting and staying active is vital not only for maintaining a healthy weight but for your overall well-being. Moving your body regularly lowers your risk for many health conditions, like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Thanks to the advancement in technology these days, you can start moving your body in the comfort of your own home and for free with online videos – which is the perfect scenario for those staying put due to COVID-19. Start with a goal of 90 minutes a week until you can work up to 150 minutes a week. Just 30 minutes a day will put you in a good place to taking back your health!
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet:
It’s no surprise that our diet and the things we eat on a daily basis have a massive impact on our health. From processed sugar and high-sodium intake to alcohol consumption and highly saturated foods – it’s no wonder women feel overly exhausted with little energy to get through the day. We get it though. There never seems to be enough hours in the day and running through the Chick-Fil-A drive-through may be just the thing that gets you through the day…with an extra side of caffeine. But nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and believe it or not, there are healthy eating habits you can create so can have a well-balanced diet. For those always on the go, pack a bag with some healthy snacks and meals – like a cup of fruit, string cheese, and a turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread. It’s important your diet includes a colorful variety of foods at every meal, with whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and lean meats. Just following these few tips can make a big difference in your health! And if you need additional guidance, our Registered Dietitian is here to help!
Schedule Your Yearly Screenings:
Routine screenings and appointments are essential to reaching optimal health and living a long, happy life. Not only does preventive care keep disease at bay, but it also allows the opportunity to detect problems early on so that we can provide effective treatment before things progress. From a Well Woman’s Exam and pap smear to an annual mammogram and DEXA Bone Density scan – Eagles Landing Health provides the women’s services you need! Nothing is more important than taking care of yourself, which is why we personalize each exam for you. So, make your health a priority and schedule an appointment today!
From practicing self-care and eating a well-balanced diet to routinely getting the exercise your body needs and staying up to date on your yearly preventive screenings – getting and staying healthy takes some work. You may be thinking at this point “this is why I don’t completely take care of my health…it’s too much work. I don’t have the time!”, but that’s where we come in. Now, don’t forget that it takes two but with our help and guidance, we’ll get you on track to the healthy lifestyle you and your loved ones deserve.
Visit Eagles Landing Health and let us help protect your health by providing you with the care you need.
What is a Well Woman’s Exam?
An exam that focuses on the unique medical needs of women – addressing your physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health to keep you healthy and happy.
What is a Mammogram?
A 3D mammogram produces a three-dimensional image of the breast using x-rays, showing multiple angles around the breast.
What is a DEXA Bone Density Scan?
A DEXA scan monitors the health and strength of your bones, assessing your risk for fracture.