National Women’s Health Week runs from May 8th-May 15th this year. As an OBGYN practice, we here at SRB & Associates want to offer up some helpful tips to help you achieve better health and wellness for yourself. It’s never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle!1) Be Active The secret is out: living an active lifestyle can significantly lower your risk of a shortened lifespan caused by a slew of possible health problems. Evidence strongly supports this hypothesis. Studies have shown lowered risk of:
- Heart disease
- HBP (high blood pressure)
- Type-2 Diabetes
- High Cholesterol
Combing daily exercise and adapting an active lifestyle, along with healthy eating habits can lead to positive effects across the overall personal health and well-being board for women of all ages. Speaking of healthy eating habits… 2) Eat Better = Live Better Eating well doesn’t mean only nuts & berries, starving yourself, or never indulging in decadent meals and snacks. Being aware of what you eat and how it affects your overall health and wellness can lead to better physical as well as mental health. When combined with routine exercise, results include:
- Improved cardio function (heart, lungs, veins and blood vessels)
- Improved muscle function (strength and flexibility)
- Reduced visceral fat
- Weight loss and maintaining weight loss
- Improved quality of sleep
- Increased bone density
- Reduced cancer risk
There are many resources available to help you find the right mix of exercise and eating well that will allow you achieve the healthy life you’re looking to live. Don’t be afraid to try some different tactics until you find a routine that suits you and your schedule. The benefits are too incredible to not try to live as well as you can.
For further helpful info you can check out http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw or contact our office and we’ll be happy to help answer your questions on how to create a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle today!