Health and Beauty

It's National Women's Health Week

Learn how you can put your health first.

Sometimes we need a nudge to put our health first. National Women’s Health Week can be your important reminder to prioritize positive habits that better your health. During a pandemic, it’s vital that we keep our health strong. That includes your physical and mental health. You and your loved ones can live strong and healthy lives by staying active, eating well and getting enough sleep.
Gus Hernandez writes blogs about clean water and water filtration systems for LifeSource Water Systems. Gus Hernandez

Stay Active

Working from home all day? Make sure to step outside and enjoy the fresh air any way you can. I know how easy it can be to sit in front of your TV and binge watch your favorite show, but how about throwing on some headphones and taking a walk instead? OASH (Office on Women’s Health) recommends spending at least 30 minutes outside doing physical activity. Take the opportunity to catch up on podcasts or listen to your favorite music while getting healthy.

A way for you to stay on track with your health journey is to plan out your activities. Getting outside for a walk every day is a great way to exercise and explore your neighborhood, but the same route can become mundane. Switch it up and plan a variety of activities. Hike a new trail, try out yoga or even take a different route for your next run. Not only will these different activities get you excited about putting your health first, but it will keep you on track for a stronger, healthier life.

Eat Well

Having a nutritional and well-balanced diet is vital to living a healthy life, but can also be the most intimidating part to putting your health first. Ever since we were kids, we have been told to eat our vegetables. Increasing your intake of vegetables and fruits is imperative for a healthy diet. However, learning about how each food group benefits your health might make it easier to know what kinds of foods to aim for. For instance, not only is garlic super yummy, it’s also comprised of bioactive organosulfur compounds that help you have a stronger immune system.

Learning what kinds of vegetables and fruits to include in your diet is one step, but knowing why they are important will help you learn what your body needs. Want to know more foods that are the healthiest? Healthline has a great guide to “50 Foods That Are Super Healthy” that list healthy food options and its benefits to your health.

A great way to ensure you’re eating well is by improving your eating habits. For example, are you actually hungry or do you feel the need to eat because you see food in front of you? I am guilty of this- feeling the need to eat even if I am not hungry. And it goes both ways; make sure to eat when you are hungry. Listening to your body will be the ultimate guide to building better eating habits. The CDC recommends that people should often reflect on eating habits, replace any unhealthy ones and reinforce new, healthy habits.

In addition to food, having a healthy diet also means staying hydrated. Clean and nutritional water filled with minerals is the best way to stay hydrated and healthy. This is where LifeSource Water can help. Drink water without chlorine and chloramines, while retaining healthy naturally occuring minerals. 

A LifeSource Water System keeps essential minerals in your water like calcium and magnesium. Staying hydrated and drinking water helps flush out toxins from your body too.   

Get Enough Sleep

Creating a consistent sleep schedule can help improve your mental and physical health. It may not seem ideal to wake up early on a weekend, but if you stick to a sleeping schedule, it will become like a second nature. I don’t know about you, but I like to make the most of my day and a stable sleeping schedule can help us reach this goal. Quality sleep is the best sleep and you should aim for at least 7 hours a night. A way you can achieve better rest is by drinking more water throughout the day.

As you sleep, the Sleep Foundation states that your body experiences water loss, losing fluid from respiration and through your skin. Furthermore, your intake of magnesium will help you accomplish restful sleep; so, staying hydrated with water from a LifeSource Water System will help improve the quality of your sleep because it’s packed with nutritional minerals like magnesium. Giving your body the rest it needs will help you live a healthier life!

Taking charge of your health is important and though it may seem like a challenge, each step will ensure you are making your health a priority. National Women’s Health Week is a perfect start to your health journey so you can live a long, strong and healthy life.

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