Women's Wellness in Celebration of Women's Health Month

posted by Sara Taylor, BSN, RN on Friday, May 22, 2020

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Does the above picture describe you? Whatever you may be experiencing at this very moment, it is still important that you find ways to take care of yourself. Spencer Hospital is here for you. During these times of the unknown, please do not hesitate to reach out to your provider if you have questions or have noticed a change in your health. 

As the end of May is quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to celebrate Women’s Health Month, a national health observance month that recognizes the importance of raising awareness regarding manageable steps that women can take to help improve their health. Especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, it is a reminder for women and girls to make health their priority. It is not always easy to know what steps to take in order to better your health, as every woman has their own approach. The key is to find what works for you.


What Steps Can You Take?

The Office of Women’s Health encourages women and girls to:

1. Talk to your healthcare provider:

  • If you have concerns about COVID-19
  • If you are sick
  • If stress is getting in the way of your daily activities
  • If you have a health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity, to develop or maintain a plan to keep it under control

2. Maintain a healthy weight

3. Get and stay active regularly

4. Eat heart-healthy, well-balanced meals, and snacks

5. Take care of your mental health

  • Stay connected with family and friends

6. Find healthy ways to manage stress

7. Practice good sleep habits to improve your mental and physical health and boost your immune system

8. Monitor alcohol intake and avoid illicit drugs

9. Ask your doctor about your calcium and vitamin D needs

10. Practice safe sex

11. Wear at least SPF 15 outdoors

12. Floss daily

13. Try to quit smoking or vaping

14. Slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 while protecting yourself

Helpful Resources

spencerhospital.org
womenshealth.gov
pause.acog.org
cdc.gov

Feel free to reach out to our Women’s Health Coordinator, Sara Taylor BSN, RN (712) 264-6649 and she can offer ideas, resources and point you in the right direction of getting the help you need.

About The Author

Sara Taylor, BSN, RN

Sara Taylor, BSN, RN is Spencer Hospital's Women’s Health Coordinator and Patient Advocate. Sara earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Allen College as well as her Bachelor’s in Biology from Wartburg College. Sara grew up in Spirit Lake, IA, and has been an RN for 5 y ... read more