I know, I know. I haven’t written anything in a while. That is going to change, though because one of my first loves has always been writing. I won’t leave you again.
As we wrap up National Women’s Health Week 2020 (May 10-16th) I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few items that are important to remember when it comes to women’s health.
From WomensHealth.gov, here are some ways to take care of your Mind and Body:
- Talk to your healthcare provider:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Get and stay active regularly in your home(link is external) or outside your home.
- Eat heart-healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks.
- Take care of your mental health
- Stay connected with family and friends.
- Find healthy ways to manage stress.
- Practice good sleep habits to improve your mental and physical health, and boost your immune system:
- Follow a routine for going to sleep – be consistent going to bed and getting up – even on weekends.
- Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
- Monitor alcohol intake and avoid illicit drugs, including drugs that are not prescribed to you.
- Look out for your lungs
Also, join me for the Level Up Virtual Health Summit May 18th-22nd.
It is a free, virtual health retreat featuring doctors from various specialties: Internal Medicine, OBGYN, Dermatology, Urology and more. We’ll be talking about mental health, sexual health, skin and hair as well and physical fitness. Sign up HERE and check out our amazing line-up. Prizes will be awarded to attendees as well.
In my session on Tuesday, I’ll be helping you become comfortable with uncomfortable topics related to mental health.
I will be presenting See Your Therapist, Sis, with Psychiatrist and colleague, Dr. Alauna Curry (@dralauna). This session will highlight introductory management strategies for anxiety and depression, as well as tools to recognize and combat codependency and imposter syndrome. If you’ve ever thought, maybe I should see a therapist, you don’t want to miss this valuable session!! Click HERE to learn more.