5 Health Tips for Women to Follow This Year for Better Health   

5 Health Tips for Women to Follow This Year for Better Health

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December 29, 2022

As we enter the new year, it’s a great time to focus on improving your health.  Here are five things women can do today, so that they stay healthy tomorrow.

1. Sleep Well

On average, adult women need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Establish a calming nighttime routine to help wind down. Try the following:

  • Meditate
  • Take a warm bath
  • Read a book

2. Get Screened 

Stay up to date on screenings including:

  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Bone density screening
  • Cholesterol check
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Colon cancer screening

3. Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Only one in 10 adults get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. 

Aim for 1.5–2 cups of fruit and 2–3 cups of vegetables each day. Consider smoothies as an easy way to get your fruits and veggies in every day!

4. Get Active

Incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine. If you’re struggling, make it simple:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work.
  • Take the dog for a walk around your neighborhood.
  • Do a quick home workout between commercials on TV.

5. Stay Connected

Staying connected to friends and family can help you:

  • Sharpen your memory and cognitive skills
  • Stave off feelings of loneliness
  • Increase your quality of life 

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The material provided through HealthU is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual care.

 

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