The holidays may have been a bit different this year, but you can still give yourself the gift of better health.
Here are some things you can do that will make a big difference in your well-being.
Schedule your well woman visit
Has it been a while since you last visited your primary health care provider or your gynecologist? Between the pandemic and the extra stressors, a lot of us have faced this year, you may have overlooked this important appointment. Call Renaissance Women’s Healthcare now if you’re in Northwest Arkansas and make an appointment.
A well woman visit is a perfect gift for yourself. Take a little time to make a list of the questions you want to ask your doctor. Nagging health questions, uncertainties about lifestyle choices, or tests you should have — these are all good things to discuss with your doctor.
Give yourself a strong start for good decisions next year by finding out where you are right now.
Make some lifestyle decisions
Make some decisions now that you will thank yourself for next year.
Stop smoking. Tobacco is the top cause of avoidable death in the United States.
Reduce processed food. Make a plan to choose fresh, unprocessed food as often as possible. Without micromanaging your food choices, you will naturally eat healthier just by making this one change.
Get moving. Make a standing date with yourself or a friend to take a walk, ride a bike, or go for a swim. Start where you’re comfortable, and plan to step it up gradually till you reach 150 minutes a week.
Plan a mammogram
Did you skip your mammogram because of the pandemic? Make your appointment and get caught up. Mammograms help catch breast cancer at its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.
If you have concerns about mammograms, talk with your doctor. Chances are, you can get your worriers resolved and go ahead and have that mammogram.
Once you’ve made your appointments and set your intentions, give yourself a heart “Thank you!”. You’ve taken that all-important first step toward better health.