After watching a video on You Tube, I was reminded that mothers do hold a position that sometimes goes unnoticed. It is not a paid position and they are lucky if they get a break or get time to themselves to do others things they love.
So if you are a mum, I just want to say "Thank You" for all you have done and all you continue to do.
As women, we can take this opportunity this week to love on ourselves by taking care of ourselves. We do so well in taking care of everyone else, how about taking some time this week to tell yourself you matter too.
You may decide to schedule your routine medical checkup, enroll in a weight loss program, incorporate exercise into your lifestyle, Schedule Complimentary Discovery Session with Ade to help you get back on track, eat healthier, get enough rest, pledge to be a well woman or participate in the National Women's Checkup Day; any additional action you take today counts.
Have you ever wondered why the passengers on an aircraft is instructed by the flight attendant to always fit their own mask before helping children, the disabled, or persons requiring assistance during pre-flight safety demonstration? The idea is that you will not be in a position to help others if you don't help yourself first. The same principle applies to your health; Take proper care of yourself first so that you will be in a position to take care others.
Being overweight or obese is a common struggle in the United States: Sixty-two percent of U.S. women older than 20 are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese increases your chances of get-ting many diseases, including: l coronary artery disease l type 2 diabetes l stroke l cancer of the colon, breast, thyroid, esophagus, kidney, gall-bladder, and pancreas.
Good quality of life, long life, absence of sickness and diseases, happiness, more energy, weight control and the list goes on are benefits of taking proper care of yourself which cannot be over emphasized.
Get on the map! Join thousands of women across the country taking steps to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Join them! Take the pledge.
What does it mean to be a well woman?
It's a state of mind. It's being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it's about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:
- Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
The goal is to encourage women to schedule an annual well-woman visit. A well-woman visit is a checkup. It's a time to see your health care provider to:
Discuss your health habits and family history.
Get or schedule necessary screenings and exams.
Set health goals.
The 12th annual National Women's Checkup Day will be Monday, May 12, 2014, during National Women's Health Week.
Spread the word about National Women's Health Week to your mom, sisters, daughters, friends, and coworkers! Invite them to join in the celebration by using the resources below.
Visit http://womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn/checkup.html for more information.