It’s National Women’s Health week, how can you help yourself stay healthy? Staying active, eating healthy and managing your sleep, these are all steps promoted this week during National Women’s Health Week. A week-long observance empowering women to make their health a priority. May 12-18, an effort by the U.S. Department of Health’s Office on Women’s Health to encourage women to make health a priority.
Over the last 40 years the overall health of U.S. women has improved greatly, but still there is room for improvement. Many changes in women’s medicine and health services in the decades since the sexual revolution of the 1960’s. Many women are also going for alternative health.
Eating healthy isn’t just the only thing women can do to stay healthy. Watching what’s in their foods, even if healthy is also a way to be proactive. Since many women are turning to Alternative health, and using herbs, and acupuncture to help their health, it seems less are going to pharmaceuticals.
- Being Productive and Active can increase blood flow and improve circulation
- Avoiding exposure to toxins, especially what’s in household cleaners
- Getting enough sunlight for natural vitamin D
- Getting at least a full eight hours of sleep, this is when the body restores itself
- Taking a Raw Organic vitamin to help with minerals and vitamins
- Do a liver detox at least once every three months
- Eat more fresh foods, instead of boxed or fast foods
- More green vegetables and fruits
Because women are the target of osteoporosis, an organic calcium should also be taken, along with folate.
Between 1970 and 2001, life expectancy for white women increased from 75.6 years to 80.6 years and for black women from 68.3 to 76.8 years, according to the Boston Women’s Book Health Collective, a women’s health advocacy group, which in the early 1970s, published the landmark “Our Bodies Ourselves.”
A more recent study noted women lagging in life-expectancy gains compared to men. Life spans between 1989 and 2009 improved only 2.7 years for women compared to 4.6 years for men, according to the April 2012 report by the Institute for Health, Metrics and Evaluation, a health research group.
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