7 Ways To Prioritize Your Health
Hey stunner, your health is important -- so much so that there is a whole week dedicated to it!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health started National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This week-long health campaign serves as a reminder for all women and girls to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. The purpose of this program is to empower women to make their health their number one priority and help provide access to health resources. In honor of this campaign, we put together a few lifestyle adjustments that you can make to help prioritize your health in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of diseases.
Activity is key
Get up and get moving! Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to manage your health and stress levels. Set a goal for yourself to be active for 30 minutes a day by doing cardio, strength training, cleaning the house or playing outside with the kids. As long as you get your heart rate up, it will help boost your health. If the weather permits, exercise outdoors to get some much needed Vitamin D, too.
Nourish your body
Food is fuel. Nutrition is the basis of living a healthy lifestyle. Make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet, incorporating a mix of fruits, veggies, grains, proteins and healthy fats. If you are always on the go, pack a lunch (and a pouch of our shelf stable broth concentrates ;) ) the night before to take with you. This will ensure that you are fueling your body with what is needed to keep you healthy.
-Bone broth for nourishment
When it comes to nourishment, we have found that by eating bioavailable foods our bodies are able to digest all the nutrients and minerals present. One of our favorite ways to nourish our bodies with bioavailable food is by sipping our chicken and beef broth concentrates daily. Rich in naturally-occurring collagen and made with real, organic ingredients, our broth concentrates should be the first step in your wellness routine to help boost your health and wellness from within. By adding bone broth to your daily routine, you will start to notice a significant change in your health, energy, immunity and more.
Manage your stress/anxiety
Keep your mind in good health by managing your stress and anxiety levels. Mental and physical health go hand in hand, so by maintaining a positive mental health, you are most likely to improve your overall health and wellness, too. Check in with yourself daily and dedicate time to doing something you love through self-care. We have found that journaling and reflecting is a great way to manage stress levels and maintain a positive outlook on life. If you feel overwhelmed with emotions and/or stress, do not hesitate to reach out for help.
The trick to maintaining good health (besides the reasons listed above) has to do with beauty sleep. While most of us prefer to be night owls and get on with our days early the next morning, our bodies need sleep to survive. It is recommended that we get anywhere between 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble falling asleep or shutting your mind, we highly recommend reading a book or meditating to help your mind and body relax before bed.
Self-love is so important
An easy way to boost your health and wellness is by spending time doing something you love. Whether that be spending time with friends, picking up a new hobby, exercising or watching a movie, make sure you dedicate time each day for it. Your body deserves this time to relax and reset.
Positive vibes = positive life. This is your sign to take a look at your current lifestyle and ask yourself if there is anything you need to adjust in order to create a more positive, happy and healthy lifestyle. Are you spending too much time watching tv? Feeling unmotivated or sad? Unhappy with your current job situation? Take the leap of faith and make a change! Your happiness is so important and making any necessary lifestyle adjustments will only increase your happiness and health.
Visit your doctor
Pick up your phone, grab your calendar and give your doctor a call. Make an appointment for your yearly physical check-up, get your teeth cleaned, and set up a well-woman visit and screening. While you may feel like you are in good health, it’s always wise to visit your doctor once a year to ensure all is well. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions and seek advice, if needed.
Let’s make a pact to normalize women’s health and hold each other accountable to taking the necessary steps to prioritize our health and wellness daily!
Looking to learn more? Visit these websites below for more information about women’s health week.
Women’s Health: https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw
CDC on Women’s Health: https://www.cdc.gov/women/nwhw/index.htm