Women's Health Week
Update Your Family Healthy History
This important piece of information is not only beneficial for you, it's beneficial for your children and/or family members. Having a complete, up-to-date family health history that includes recent diagnosis, medications, allergies (food and drug), etc. provides piece of mind when taking steps to create a healthy life.
Make a Date with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Like you, your nutrition needs are unique and ever-evolving. Spend an hour with a registered dietitian nutritionist who can focus solely on you-your health, your preferences, your concerns and your goals. They'll help sort through the nutrition myths and create a plan based on sound, scientific based evidence that it tailored just for you.
Take Sleep Seriously
More women report sleep problems like not getting enough sleep or being sleepy during the day. Good sleep plays a vital part of overall health and is worth taking seriously. Visit with your health care provider about ways to combat sleep issues and focus on a good night's rest.
Learn A New Skill
When was the last time you took a cooking class? An art course? Sports lesson? Learned a new language? It's time. Learning a new skills keep our minds sharp and our hearts happy while improving self confidence. It doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming; it just has to be something you enjoy.
Bump Up Your Berry Consumption at Dinner
Finding yourself low on fruit consumption at the end of the day? Mix your favorite two or three berries together and keep your berry bowl at the ready for pre-dinner snacking OR serve with dinner. The berry bowl also makes a perfect dessert-either as is or with a scoop of yogurt.
Bake with Berries
Berries add sweetness, color and flavor to healthy versions of baked goods that cannot be duplicated with any other ingredient! Thanks to their natural sweetness, less sugar is needed in the standard recipe (often up to 1/4 or 1/3 less) which equates to fewer calories per serving. Add them to muffins, pancakes, bars, breads, waffles and cobblers.