National Women’s Checkup Day is part of National Women’s Health Week—an observance dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of women of all ages by promoting activities and events designed to educate, inspire and empower each of us to become a “well woman.” Here are three quick and easy goals to help you get started:
- Eat Your Fruits and Veggies: Why? Because they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals, plus most are naturally low in sugar and calories and chock full of fiber to support good digestion and overall health.
- Get Active! Regular exercise is important for both physical and mental health, so try to aim for 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week.
- Sleep an Extra Hour a Day: Experts recommend between 7 and 9 hours nightly for optimal health. If you’re not getting enough sleep, start small: try adding an extra hour by wrapping up your day a little earlier and making a conscious effort to get in bed. Creating a darker sleeping environment (i.e. no added light from electronic devices or outside sources) may help you fall asleep more easily.