What does your daily or weekly routine look like? Are you staying physically active and feeling your best?
We celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day the last Wednesday in September. This day is important in helping us all remember to focus on the importance of physical activity and encouraging us to promote health awareness for women in general.
At Nova IVF, we are just as concerned about our patient’s overall health as we are about their fertility health, which is why we encourage healthy lifestyle changes during your journey. We’re happy to offer guidance on things you can do that complement your medical treatment with us.
To help you celebrate your body, mind, and overall wellness, we’ve listed our top 7 things you can do during National Women’s Health and Awareness Day that will have you on your way to better health habits.
7 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Buy a Fitness Tracker - Today, many options for tracking physical activity are available. A fitness tracker is a great way to stay accountable and see how you are doing as you progress through your fitness journey. These devices can help you track your workouts, calories burned, steps, heart rate, and even sleep, and often they can connect directly to your phone to make it even easier to keep track.
Find a New Activity You Enjoy - Maybe the gym isn’t your idea of a great afternoon, but trying a new dance class or kickboxing is more your style. Physical activity doesn’t have to be boring or a hassle, so try looking into a new class or program that better fits your needs.
Bring a Friend Along - Finding a friend to join an activity or even joining a group of friends for an activity can make it much more fun to stay physically active and be great for your social wellness.
Schedule Your Appointment Today - Having a regular check-up is an essential and proactive step you can take to help ensure you’re in good health. Women should see their doctor annually for a quick check-up to help catch health problems before they even start.
Focus on Your Mental Health - Do something for yourself today, and your mind and body will thank you. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and the two often go hand in hand. Consider joining an early morning yoga class to start your day off right. You can also try meditation or planning that next vacation you’ve been putting off to give your mind a break from everyday life. If you’re feeling off, don’t forget to mention it to your doctor; they can also offer some ways to help.
Evaluate What You Put Into Your Body - Taking the right steps in reducing processed foods and eating more wholesome food can help you feel your best. This doesn’t have to happen overnight, but taking small steps and substituting with healthier options is a great way to start. You also don’t want to forget your fluids, so find your favorite reusable water bottle and start drinking. It’s recommended to have about 64 ounces of water a day.
Get Your Sleep - Believe it or not, lack of sleep can contribute to many mental and physical issues experienced in life. Be sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep deprivation is no joke and can cause significant issues in how you think, react, and feel.
Making Strides Towards Better Health
It’s time to prioritize yourself and start taking new steps to better your physical and mental health. It takes time and practice, but you can make small daily changes to push you in the right direction.
It’s as simple as squeezing in a quick 20-minute walk on your lunch break, opting for fresh fruit instead of dessert, or going to bed an hour earlier. You deserve good health, and it’s not as far out of reach as it may seem.
Do you want to know what more you can do for your health during your fertility journey? We are happy to answer your questions and offer some guidance on lifestyle changes that complement the treatment you are receiving. On our website, you can also learn more about optimizing your fertility potential through nutrition, heart health, and the link between soy and fertility.