National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day and encourages women to prioritize their health.
At Salveo, we are evangelical about whole-self wellbeing every day! But it is nice to have a week to celebrate our body, and all it does helps us thrive! This year’s “official” theme is “Women’s Health, Whole Health: Prevention, Care, and Wellbeing.” Let’s delve into a curated list of simple steps to improve your physical and mental health this week and onwards! If these action items look familiar, they are Salveo’s Six Pillars of Health and are accessible anywhere and anytime!
Staying hydrated is the key to staying healthy! Drinking enough water is associated with weight loss, improved cognitive function, better moods and energy, lubrication of joints, flushing of toxins, and promoting great skin!
What we put into our bodies can impact our mood, energy, physical health, and appearance. By becoming more mindful and intentional about what we eat, when we eat, and why we eat, we can create balance and harmony, both physically and emotionally. The goal is not to be perfect but rather to have simple guiding principles to keep us healthy for years to come.
Exercise is important for your body, mind, and soul. It helps to improve your mood, boost your energy, and reduce overall stress in your body and mind. Exercise can have an extraordinary effect on the rest of your day, jump-starting your metabolic engine and balancing your brain chemistry, blood sugar, and hormones so you make better choices.
Quality shut-eye is essential to living well. If you sleep more, you’ll be able to make better food choices and avoid overeating. You’ll have the energy you need to get to the gym and hop into bed for reasons that are much more fun (wink wink). The research showing how sleep protects your brain also keeps getting stronger. And you only need to look in the mirror after a good night or a bad night of sleep to see undeniable evidence that it affects your skin and appearance.
We know that stress makes us stupid, sick, and slow, and it also leads to dementia, which is why meditation practice is such an important part of self-care. Stress is a normal part of modern life, but managing it allows you to maintain your physical, mental, and emotional health. In other words, you’ll be a happier, healthier YOU!
Healthy relationships can fill your cup! Expressing and spreading love among friends, family, and acquaintances can contribute to a healthier and happier existence.