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May is National Women's Health Month

As a woman, a significant portion of your life's activities is spent juggling building a career, family, relationships, and more. With activities like these running through your life, it can be difficult to prioritize healthy living and lifestyle, and could be detrimental to your overall health, particularly as you age. This is where the importance of women's health comes in.

The National Women's Health Week, held from the 14th to the 20th of May annually, and National Women's Health Month, held in May, advocate for good health among women.

This article will explore why you should prioritize your health as a woman, particularly as you age, and the practical tips to boost your overall health.

How Should You Maintain Your Health as a Woman, Especially as You Age?

At each life stage of a woman's well-being, the overall health is build-up upon the previous health habits of the last stages. This leads to diseases that come early as you age or early detection of medical complications. However, depending on the current situation, women's health can be maintained by doing the following:

Eat Balanced and Healthy Foods

Ingesting well-balanced foods plays a pivotal role in ensuring good health. As you age, you'll be susceptible to foodborne illnesses and maybe poisoning when you take some foods. Ensure you contact a food dietician to help you with the best-balanced diet for your health or check out the nutrition facts label and food safety tips for adults before purchasing foods.

Do Exercises 

Exercises also provide lots of benefits to the human body. From improving cardiovascular health, weight management, and increased strength and flexibility, you'll be on the right track to good health. Ensure you choose the right exercises with the healthcare professional to avoid injuries or more health complications.

Schedule Regular Screenings

As a woman, your human anatomy changes as your age. With this comes health diseases that can alter your way of life. Screening helps to identify signs and symptoms of health problems you may be unaware of. Therefore, it's important to schedule regular screenings for diseases.  

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Mental health is vital to your overall body's well-being. Avoiding stress, anxiety, and depression will lead to a healthy body with good judgment as well as emotional control for happy and healthy aging.

What Can You Expect From Starting to be Healthier, and What Should You Look Out for and Try to Prevent?

By prioritizing your health and implementing healthy habits, you can expect to experience positive changes like:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep 
  • Enhanced cognitive function, and 
  • Strong immune system.

Try to prevent yourself from engaging in activities such as 

  • Smoking and drug abuse
  • Alcohol intake
  • Medication mistakes

Final Thought

As a woman, your health should be a top priority for healthy living as you age. By following the above women's health tips, you'll be on the right track to healthier living. 

If you or your aging loved one needs home care services, we have you covered at Elite Home Health Care. We will help match you with the right caregiver with flexible care ideal for your home medication. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Written by: Leah Ganz
Director of Patient Services

Leah Ganz, RN, BSN is the Director of Patient Services at Elite Home Health Care. She has an extensive background in homecare and previously worked in various specialties including pediatrics, pain managemnet and internal medicine. She oversees allpatient services across Elite's departments.