Women are notorious for putting their health on the backburner. If that’s you, now is the time to make a change. There are plenty of ways to put your health first in 2022. There are many facets to women’s health that you need to consider.
Hormones impact everything from weight to sleep to energy levels. And if you don’t take calculated steps to care for yourself you could end up exhausted, frustrated, and feeling like your needs are second best. Here are some of the top ways to make your health a priority in 2022.
Recognize You’re Worth It
Give yourself permission to be healthy. You are worth it, and you deserve physical and mental health. Sometimes, as women, we spend so much time caring for the needs of others that we don’t take care of our needs. So, we ignore health concerns until they are too much to bear. The truth is that you are valuable beyond comparison and if you need someone to tell you that, here it is. You’re worth it. It’s okay to make your health a priority in 2022.
Your Family Needs You Healthy
In addition to you being worthy of a healthy and vibrant life, there are people who need you to be healthy. This is especially true if you’re a mom and have children or you help care for your aging parents. You being healthy is of utmost importance to them. Your family needs you to be healthy. And when you suffer, they suffer. While you may be focused on their needs, make sure that you also make time for yours so that you can have the physical and mental energy you need to help.
Schedule Preventive Health Appointments
I can’t tell you how many women don’t go to the doctor unless they are bleeding or dying. Preventive health appointments are crucial to your health. Getting your blood pressure checked regularly can help detect health problems before they get out of control.
One of the top causes of death for women is heart disease. And preventive healthcare can give you the information you need to make changes to your habits to ensure your health is maintained. Your doctor may recommend medication or lifestyle changes or a combination of both.
Additionally, it’s important to schedule appointments for dental care, gynecology, and other health needs.
Commit to More Movement
You need at least 5,000 steps a day to be considered at least a little active. Getting healthy in 2022 will take commitment. Commit to simply getting up to move multiple times a day. More movement is one step toward prioritizing your health. This can be done by getting up to walk on your breaks at work or taking the dog for a walk around the block when you get home from work.
These little things add up to big changes over time. Whether you want to lose a few pounds or simply get off the couch in the afternoons, more movement will help.
Prioritize Time for Yourself
When is the last time you put yourself first? Making your health a priority in 2022 means you need to make time for yourself. Not only making the time but keeping it as a regular thing. You may spend your afternoons running from activity to activity and running errands, but when will it be enough to give yourself the time you need for your physical and mental health? No one else will prioritize that time for you if you don’t give it to yourself first.
Get the Supplements Your Body Needs
Whether you give yourself a vitamin boost from a daily shot of fresh juice or take a high-quality supplement, there are plenty of ways to add in the extras that your body needs. One of the issues as women age is that their body needs more of certain nutrients and less of others.
Your doctor, naturopath, or other healthcare professional will be able to recommend options uniquely designed for women’s health needs, and even more refined for any deficiencies you might experience.
Women’s health needs are unique. And sadly, most women do not prioritize the things they need to do to improve or maintain their health. By setting aside the time you need for appointments and daily care for your physical and mental health, you’ll be better able to do the things you love and care for the people who need you the most.