Women are the key to sustainable development and quality of life in the family as a base, in addition to her important role at workplace at different organizations and leading positions. The variety of women’s roles as leader, administrator, manager of family income and last but not the least important the mother, a wife, a sister and a companion of life puts an extra pressure on her sometimes that could result in different outcomes physically and mentally.
As part of our active role in wellness awareness and our campaigns, women’s’ health comes first as they continue to bear the burden of caring for others and the major burden of health needs within their households, workplace, societies and communities.
Regarding what’s being discussed, we have highlighted few ways women can maintain good health and wellness during their life and specifically this month. Also to reduce their risk of several chronic conditions and diseases.
1- Get regular checkups for health screenings especially in October!!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a run to the doctor would keep the scary thoughts about breast cancer away, doing your requested Mammograms and Ultrasound Check up would save you alot especially after talking to your Doctor. Always ask how often you should be seen for a routine checkup and make sure you to address any health concerns you have during the appointment. Tell your doctor if you are feeling sad, lonely, or like you don’t have the interest or energy in doing things you once enjoyed.
2- Stay connected to your social network, friends, family, partner!
You can protect yourself from isolation and depression by interacting with other people around you, Life sometimes can get a little bit lonely although we have billions of people around us, you are not alone in this, get involved with work groups, volunteer, in your community or pick up a new hobby. Depression, anxiety, and anger have all been shown to increase your chances of developing or dying of heart disease.
3- Eat healthy food and make sure you manage your portions
Limit your intake of red meat, salt, sweets and sugary drinks in your diet. Also incorporate eating low-cholesterol foods, such as fruits and vegetables; whole-grain breads and other foods; low fat or fat free milk and dairy products; nuts and beans; and moderate amounts of skinless poultry and fish. Always Make sure that the food you are eating is rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, protein and fiber, and low in saturated fat, trans-fat and total fat.