National Women’s Health Week is May 9-15—and it’s the perfect opportunity for women to reassess how to take care of themselves and cultivate self-compassion, especially during these trying times. Below are some quick tips for putting your well-being first.
Talk to yourself kindly—the way you would to your loved ones. Show compassion to yourself as you do your best each day.
Get Back Outside
As the weather warms, the spring blossoms and sunshine can do wonders for your wandering mind—and outside activities benefit the body, too.
Take Deep Breaths
Take a few moments each day to practice mindful breathing. Take a slow, deep breath in, pause, and then exhale slowly. Focus on your breath.
Stay on a Sleep Schedule
Try being consistent with bedtime and wake times to maintain the body’s internal clock and improve the quality of your sleep.
Tap into Some Tunes
Music is good for the soul. Create a playlist that makes you happy—and even better, dance or sing out loud.
Connect with Your Doctors
If you’ve postponed any checkups, line them up now—including seeing your primary care doctor, OB/GYN, eye doctor, and dentist.
CentraState offers a Women’s Heart Program that provides comprehensive cardiac services from board-certified cardiologists and nurse practitioners who specialize in women’s heart health. Learn more and schedule an appointment at 732-637-6366.
“Our team is here to support women for any healthy lifestyle goal they want to achieve,” says Cindy Kinsella, CHC, CTTS, CPT, CentraState health coach. “We encourage women to spring into action to meet their goals—and we’re with them every step of the way.”
For more information about health coaching at CentraState, visit livelifewellnj.com.