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Women's Health Month - 20 Things for a Healthy Mind, Body & Soul

women's health May 12, 2022

May is Women's Health Month, and even though we get to advocate for women's health and wellness every day at WIFA, we love to feel the collective excitement that occurs around empowering women and girls to make their physical and mental health a priority. There's no time like the present to learn more about our own health and form new habits to take beyond this month. 

Here are 20 things to try in celebration of Women's Health Month for a healthy mind, body & soul.

    1. Try a Pelvic Floor Meditation

       Never heard of her? Neither had we until our Member Meeting on April 20. Dr. Amy Osborne kicked off the meeting by introducing us to our pelvic floor. WIFA members, catch the recording of the meeting here
    2. Learn About the Fab 4 Smoothie

      Kelly Leveque shares recipes and teaches you how to fuel yourself well using Fab 4 Smoothies to balance your blood sugar, regulate your hormones, and boost your energy all day long!

    3. Add a Blender Bomb to Your Smoothie

      Speaking of smoothies, we love starting our day by adding blender bombs to our smoothies. Made with 100% real ingredients.... yum. yum. YUUUUMMMMM.  
    4. Thrive Causemetics/ Mascara

      We're big fans of Thrive Causmetics' Liquid Lash Extensions™ Mascara over here at WIFA. Not only does this mascara not clump or smudge, but all for every product purchased, they donate to causes that help women thrive.
    5. "Marie Kondo" Your Closet 

      Declutter and get rid of anything that doesn't spark joy! This will set the stage for a huge transformation. “Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order.” – Marie Kondo

    6. Throw out your expired beauty products

      Don't stop at your closet... Check the dates on your beauty products, and throw away anything that has expired. "Besides losing their efficacy, expired skincare products have also been known to cause unwelcome irritation or bacterial infections." Um.Yuck! Your beautiful face deserves better!

    7. Get a Breast Exam

      D.I.Y., or head to the doctor...this is your reminder to GET. YOUR. TA TA'S. CHECKED.

    8. Book a Pap Smear

      Your healthcare provider can find most cancers of the cervix early if you have regular Pap tests and pelvic exams.
    9. Learn More About Menopause Transition

      🌈 The More You Know...✨ WIFA Global Ambassador and founder of the Sexy Ageing Podcast, Tracy Minnoch, shares her journey in her book, My Menopause Memoir. Learn more about how she wrote and published her book in just 9 months!
    10. Get A Skin Cancer Screening

       Are you noticing a pattern with the screenings? *Screams from the mountain tops* 📣EARLY DETECTION IS KEY! Check yourself out and get checked out.
    11. Start Your Day with a 5-minute Meditation

      "Research has shown that just five minutes of meditation a day is enough to help clear the mind, improve mood, boost brain function, reduce stress, slow down the ageing process and support a healthy metabolism." And that's not all! A game changer for sure.
    12. Journal

      Like meditation, there are so many benefits of journaling that it might seem too good to be true. The hardest part is getting started. Try out Joy and Trigger Hunting (reflect on something that recently brought you joy, and something that triggered an emotional response). Get the FREE worksheet here!
    13. Meet up With Your Best Friend

       "Friendships have a huge impact on your mental health and happiness. Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, and prevent loneliness and isolation. Developing close friendships can also have a powerful impact on your physical health."   

       

    14. Call your Mom or A Female Mentor in Your Life

      Make sure they know how much you appreciate their love/sacrifice/guidance/support. And if you're ready, you can finally admit that they were right...about everything
    15. Get outside

      The health benefits of getting outside are no secret. We don't live in the Metaverse yet. Catch some rays (wear SPF!), stop and smell the roses, take is all in *deep breath in* ahhhhhh
    16.  Drink Lemon Water First Thing in the Morning

      Do NOT pass go. Do NOT collect $200. Just drink lemon water. 🍋
    17.  Foot Yoga - Open Up Your Toes and Feet 

      Aside from the semi-routine pedicure, we have a tendency to forget about the piggies, and it just isn't fair! Show them love with some foot yoga.
    18. Go See a Therapist 

      Can we just say, we're so thankful to be able to witness the de-stigmatization of talking openly about mental health? We still have a long, long way to go as a society, but we love to see it!
    19. Hit Something

      Well, don't just hit anything, but while we're on the topic of mental health...learn how hitting something can relieve stress.
    20. Focus on Your Hip Flexors

      Strengthening your hip flexors can make a big difference in your overall well-being and mobility as you age.