A Self-Care Guide

Tips to Bolster 
Women’s Health

As a woman, I know all too well about the demands that life places on us. We are often responsible for managing our lives, in addition to obligations like kids and/or aging parents. We do all this while balancing our home, job and/or business. We women wear many hats, which sometimes means we get lost in the shuffle. Many of us don’t take care of ourselves mentally, physically or emotionally, and as a result, end up suffering later. I want to share a few health tips to help you feel and look good, while juggling your myriad responsibilities.

Women’s Health Tips

  • Do Not Skip Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count! Have a healthy and hearty breakfast to get you going, rev up your metabolism and help maintain a healthy weight. I find that when I’m really in a hurry, healthy smoothies are perfect!
  • Eat More Raw Foods: At least 50% of each meal should be raw produce. This lowers your caloric, fat and sugar intakes, helps you have better and more frequent bowel movements, helps increase your daily nutrient consumption and keeps your digestive system working properly.
  • Reduce Daily Stress: Stress can cause significant consequences to your overall health. Some of the issues that stem from stress in women are anxiety, depression, infertility, heart disease and weight gain. Please find a stress-reduction method that works best for you and implement it consistently. Meditation is my go-to method.
  • Get Annual Check-Ups: It’s very important to get annual check-ups with your primary care physician and your gynecologist. Staying on top of your numbers keeps you ahead of the curve. Early detection of disease or illness is key, and if you aren’t getting your check-ups regularly, you could be doing more harm than good.
  • Work Up a Sweat: Working out is key to maintaining good health. Just remember that you need to get your heart rate up and work up a sweat for at least 30 minutes, three times a week. As a result, you will feel better, reduce your risk of heart attack, lower your blood pressure and lose weight!
  • Consistently Get Enough Sleep: Not getting enough sleep can throw off your hormones, negatively impact your weight, put you at greater risk of heart disease and cause psychological problems. So, try to get at least six hours of sleep every night.

I hope these tips help you maintain a better level of overall health. Please let me know which ones you decide to implement. I would love to share your feedback with our community. You can connect with me for free recipes, tips and resources by liking my Facebook page @ShontePress and via my website at PressOnEnterprise.com.