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September 12, 2022

11 Health and Fitness Routines for Women

Every person has individual ways important for them to manage their health. While most health tips and methods are standard for everyone, women have some specific methods to promote their long-term health and wellness. As your partner in health and wellness and a provider of comprehensive preventive services, we’ve put together a list of practical tips women can start implementing today to ensure they’re prioritizing and taking care of their health in ways that are important for them. We encourage you to start small with one of these items and make it a habit, continuously adding more to your life as you are able to prioritize your health. Choose from our list of our top 11 methods for women’s health and wellness:

1.Schedule your annual women’s health exam

Preventive care is wildly important for catching disease and other health risks early before they start causing problems. If you haven’t had one recently or are due for one, schedule your women’s health annual with your Avance Care provider.

2. Grab a friend and try a new workout class

With plenty of new fitness centers and workout classes, it’s the perfect time to try out that new one you’ve been too scared to! Grab a friend and schedule it now, so you don’t back out of the commitment.

3. Take time to relax and get a massage

Finding ways to relax, reduce stress, and slow down are just as important as things like exercising and eating healthy. If you’ve been feeling stressed and tense, schedule a massage or spa day for yourself.

4. Prioritize your mental health and schedule a behavioral therapy appointment

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you’re having intrusive thoughts or are looking for methods to cope with stress, consider scheduling an appointment with an Avance Care Behavioral Health therapist. With in-person therapists available at every location and telehealth options, there’s sure to be an Avance Care therapist available to help you.

5. Ditch the sugary drinks and hydrate with enough water

Sugary drinks like soda or sweet tea probably cause you sugar crashes and headaches. Choose to commit to drinking the recommended amount of water for your body weight. Make it extra fun and purchase a new water bottle or tumbler!

6. Go to bed at a reasonable time

Your mind and body restore themselves while you’re sleeping. One of the greatest things you can do for your health and wellness is get adequate sleep every night. Set your alarm to go to bed at an appropriate time and treat yourself to a long night’s sleep and waking up refreshed.

7. Make time for your favorite hobby

Spending time doing an activity you love helps to reduce stress and improves your mental health. Make time for your favorite hobby, whether that be reading a book, painting, knitting, photography, or whatever it is that brings you joy.

8. Spend some time outside

Fresh air and sunlight is also great for your mental health and helps balance your circadian rhythm, meaning you get better sleep. Drink your coffee on the porch, go for a walk, or call a family member while you sit on the porch. Morning sunlight is recommended to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

9. Go on a walk with your family or friends

Going on a walk outside with family or friends achieves three items great for your health: exercising, being outside, and social interaction! This is a great way to promote your physical, mental and emotional health, in a way that won’t feel like a chore.

10. Pamper yourself with a good skincare routine, and don’t forget the SPF in the morning!

While your primary care provider may not say a good skincare routine is the most important to your physical health, it can be a fun hobby and help reduce stress. If you do it in the morning, make sure you add that SPF to protect yourself from the UV rays all day long.

11. Make a commitment to continue whatever item you pick for the next 30 days

Choosing a lifetime of acknowledging and promoting your health will pay off in huge ways. Whatever item you choose, work to make it a sustainable habit in your life.

At Avance Care, our Women’s Health services are designed to meet women where they are in their health journey, whether that means navigating a complex diagnosis or making lifestyle changes to achieve better health.

We provide routine women’s health services including wellness, preventive care, and treatment for a wide-variety of women’s health services for patients of all ages and stages of life. Our Women’s Health services include:

  • Wellness and preventive care: review your medical and family history to discuss risks for heart disease, breast cancer, cervical or ovarian cancer, and other women-specific issues
  • PAP Smear
  • Breast exams
  • Menopause and treatment options
  • Irregular periods
  • Contraception options
  • Gynecological female infections

If you’re needing a women’s health provider, find a location near you and consider scheduling an appointment today to take control of your health.

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