How to Really Make Your Health a Priority


May 10 through 16 marks National Women's Health Week. Check out these five tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help ensure your health is a real priority from a holistic perspective. Also, take their health assessment to find practical solutions to issues that stand in the way.

1. Schedule a well-woman visit.

Visiting your health care provider for preventive screenings, vaccines, and examinations can help nip health concerns in the bud before they become bigger issues.

2. Get active.

Exercising for 30 minutes a day five days a week can help you maintain a healthy weight as well as cater to good heart health.

3. Eat healthy.

Fad diets and trends aside, eating balanced meals that consist of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains will do your body good.

4. Cater to your inner well-being.

How are you really doing? Make sure your mental and emotional health stays intact by properly managing stress, getting enough sleep, establishing a spiritual practice, and interacting with others.

5. Practice safe behaviors.

Things like quitting smoking, not texting and driving, safe sex, and other habits can help you live a long, healthy life.