It isn’t always easy to make choices to have better health. Additionally, every woman may have her own approach to living a healthy life. It’s best to find a method and identify health goals that work for you. You can reflect on your health goals, determine your motivations, and figure out what’s holding you back from better health.
Crossroads Maine is a residential treatment center that offers intensive outpatient treatment programs for women as well as residential treatment programs for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our team understands that health issues that affect both men and women can touch women differently. Use National Women’s Health Week as a reminder to put a focus on your health each and every day. If you need assistance to improve your health, please reach out to Crossroads Maine today at 877.978.1667.
What Is Women’s Health Week?
The US Department of Health and Human Services leads National Women’s Health Week each year. The week reminds women and girls to prioritize self-care and take care of themselves, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also encourages women to consider the factors that influence their mental health, such as managing stress, to avoid anxiety and depression. It is crucial for all women and girls to take care of both their physical and mental health, especially those with underlying health conditions.
How to Celebrate Women’s Health 2021
There is no one way to celebrate women’s health. Stay active, eat healthily, and get some sleep. You can share what steps you’re taking for good health, organize events or activities in your community, and follow these tips to improve your healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Review Your Diet
Your body needs a specific amount of nutrients each day in order to get the nutrients you need to maintain your health. Unfortunately, many women slip into unhealthy eating routines. You can take National Women’s Health Week to evaluate and adjust your diet.
Visit Your Doctor
Experts recommend annual checkups in order to stay healthy. If you haven’t had a doctor’s appointment in some time, please contact your doctor and make an appointment, even if you’re feeling great.
Go to the Gym
Join your local gym and start a regular workout routine. If you can, hire a personal trainer who will hold you accountable.
Find Ways to De-Stress
Long-term stress can lead to major physical and mental health problems, and women are more likely to develop depression and anxiety.
If you’re under 50, try 1,000 mg a day of calcium. If you’re over 50, it can go up to 1,200 mg. Calcium-rich foods include milk, salmon, and almonds.
Get a Pap Test
Your doctor should check you for cervical cancer every three years. If you are between the ages of 30-65, you can get both Pap and HPV tests every five years.
Get Birth Control
Studies show that birth control can lower the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer. In addition, it may help to regulate your cycle.
Not all fat is bad for you. For instance, fat that comes from foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish is very healthy.
Celebrate Your Body
Women are resilient, capable, and strong. Your body does amazing things for you every day, and that should be celebrated.
Contact Crossroads Maine to Learn More
At Crossroads Maine, we want to take the time to encourage all women to make choices that are healthy for them. Crossroads Maine offers a variety of treatment of options, including a residential women’s treatment center.
We recognize that men and women often have different needs during recovery. As a result, our Back Cove women’s residential program provides an evidence-based relational model. Our treatment options provide trauma-informed and gender-responsive addiction treatment programs for addiction recovery. In addition, we offer residential treatment for co-occurring disorders. We offer women a safe, structured, therapeutic environment to begin their recovery from eating disorders and addiction. Contact our caring and compassionate team today at 877.978.1667.