Women’s overall wellness deserves all the awareness it gets and much more! A woman’s health does not refer only to her physical condition, but to her total well-being.
There are several reasons why women’s wellness is important but here are the top three:
High risk of serious illness
All the women’s health issues are serious conditions that could considerably affect the quality of life of women suffering from them. For example, both breast and ovarian cancer are treatable when detected in the early stages but they must be detected quickly. This is why women need to get annual tests to keep track of any changes in their bodies. Irregular bleeding, severe abdominal pain, lumps in the breast, and so on should not be ignored and should be reported to a doctor.
Women are always putting others first
Women have the tendency to always put their families first and this often comes at the cost of their own health. Signs and symptoms of conditions like heart disease are ignored and passed off as just tiredness. If women start to experience extreme fatigue, breathlessness, blurry vision, light-headedness, and other related symptoms, they could be at risk of heart disease. These symptoms should not be ignored and medical help should be sought. It is okay for women to put their own health first if it means potentially saving their lives.
The whole family gets affected
Women tend to be the primary child rearers. A woman who is mentally or physically unwell finds it very difficult to cope with the expectations that society has of her. If she is already suffering from stress and anxiety, this situation could make it worse and even lead to depression, affecting all those around her as well.
Here are some health tips to help women look after their health all throughout the year:
- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
- Get enough exercise.
- Sleep for at least 6-8 hours each night.
- Take a break from your daily routine at least once a week.
- Do something that you really enjoy.
- Spend time with your friends.