Overview of Women’s Health Resources
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Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week.
The goal of Women’s Health Week is to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority and stay active.
We’ve compiled articles and resources to help you better understand how you can take care of your health.
Every May, Mother’s Day marks the start of National Women’s Health Week, a time when women focus on their health and make taking care of themselves a priority.
This can be a tall order for women, who often wear many hats, such as mother, wife, employee or employer, and caregiver. In fact, two out of three caregivers in the United States are women, which means they provide daily or regular support to children, adults, or people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Importantly, caregivers are at greater risk of poor physical and mental health.
However, by taking time for yourself, you can help prevent illnesses or catch problems early so they’re easier to treat. And it doesn’t matter where you are in life. There are steps women of all ages can take to improve their health so they can have a better quality of life.
For National Women’s Health Week, we’ve rounded up articles that can help inform your health and wellness choices.
Recognize heart disease
Did you know that heart disease affects women differently than men? Many women are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women because its symptoms are different from those of men. Learn the differences and risk factors, as well as ways to prevent or reverse heart disease.
Understanding holistic health
Holistic health considers all aspects of self – from physical and social to mental, emotional and spiritual. It is an integration of conventional health treatments and wellness-focused approaches designed to treat the whole person. Understanding holistic health can help you improve your quality of life and take better care of your mind, body, and spirit.
Stay active as a mother
Taking care of yourself when you are a mother of young children is difficult. An American cross-country skier shares tips on how to make time for yourself and how to get your kids involved in healthy activities.
Managing metabolism as you age
Weight control as you age may seem more difficult because it is Stronger. The body needs fewer calories as it ages, which can make it harder to maintain a healthy weight. Find out why this is happening and what you can do about it.
Find time for meditation
Practicing mindfulness and meditation can improve your health because it teaches you to be fully present in the moment. It also increases your awareness of your emotions and thoughts. All of this leads to a reduction in stress.
Make small changes
Focusing on your health doesn’t have to take a lot of your time. It can be as simple as talking about a daily walk; eat a meal that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; and talk to a friend or loved one.
This may also include regular checkups with your doctor and following up on recommended screenings.
This National Women’s Health Week, make your health – and yourself – a priority.
Find a doctor
If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory. Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services.
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This information is not intended to replace professional medical care. Always follow the instructions of your healthcare professional.