Women’s Health Week
Women’s Health Week is a time to focus on the health and well-being of women everywhere physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s also important to understand that “healthy” can look different on everyone. Every woman is on her own separate journey to living the best lifestyle fit for her needs. However, there are some basic goals that should be met in order to ensure you are providing your body and brain with the tools they need to properly function.
Diets have become popular in order to lose weight and improve health. However, some diets don’t provide your body with the nutrients and calorie intake that it absolutely needs. It’s important to know which diets are fads and which may actually benefit you. The exact requirements of your body depend on personal factors, such as age, weight, personal health, etc. While the amount varies, it’s important you consume these basics in your daily diet:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Oils (preferably plant-based)
It’s also important to understand that everyone has daily caloric needs in order to maintain bodily functions and well-being. In general, this looks like an average of between 1,600 and 2,400 calories per day for women. While these numbers heavily depend on your individual needs, hitting these minimums will provide your body with the fuel it needs to function properly.
Maintaining a consistent exercise routine may be one of the simplest ways to protect your health. Risk for diseases like high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and bone loss can all be lowered through consistent exercise. In fact, exercise can help lower your stress levels and improve sleep quality. Both of these things can help improve your overall mental health, as well!
However, more than 60% of women in the United States don’t receive enough physical activity. This means that most women in the US aren’t engaging in enough physical activity to maintain their health.
While exercising and working throughout the week may be hard to balance, here are some ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine:
- Plan to exercise around work-hours
- Look into “standing” desks
- Use your lunch hour to go on a walk
- Find time and space in your office to do light exercises like push-ups
The key part of exercising is never giving up!
Women’s Health at CCMH
There are many more aspects to women’s health, and you can find out more about them through Comanche County Memorial Hospital. CCMH’s women’s health services are dedicated to focusing on the treatment and diagnosis of conditions that impact a woman’s well-being throughout her life. If you are a woman in need of health services, such as birth control, imaging, bone density screenings, IVF, Pap smears, and MORE, visit our website at https://www.ccmhhealth.com/womens-health/ to learn more and find services unique to your needs.
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Harvard Health Publishing. https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/how-much-exercise-do-you-need