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Putting Women’s Health first during Women’s Month!

Posted in Medshield Wellness   |   August 2nd, 2020

August marks National Women’s Month in South Africa and at Medshield we want this month to serve as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves. It is extremely important for all women and girls, especially those with underlying health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and women 65 years and older, to take care of your health now.

What steps can I take for better health?

Medshield encourages women and girls to,

Take care of your body and mind

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; or,

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.

Maintain a healthy weight

Get and stay active  regularly at home with the #MedshieldMovement – www.medshieldmovement.co.za

Eat heart-healthy well-balanced meals and snacks.

Take care of your mental health

Stay connected with family and friends.

Find healthy ways to manage stress  

Practice good sleep habits to improve your mental and physical health, and boost your immune system:

Follow a routine for going to sleep – be consistent going to bed and getting up – even on weekends.

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep

The below (alcohol and cigarettes) are currently unavailable during lockdown but once it does become available,

Monitor alcohol intake and avoid illicit drugs, including drugs that are not prescribed to you.

Look out for your lungs

Try to quit smoking and vaping

Smoking weakens your lungs and puts you at a much higher risk of having serious complications.

Slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 while protecting yourself. To get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit accredited sites and our website www.medshield.co.za 

How can I take these steps?

It’s not always easy to take steps for better health, and every woman has her own approach. The key is to find what works for you. A great way to do that is to reflect on your health goals, what motivates you, and what’s holding you back from being your healthiest you. Visit www.medshieldmovement.co.za to uncover personalized tips to help you take the next step on your health journey. Get started today!

How can I participate in National Women’s Month?

Medshield invites you to:

  • Share what steps you’re taking for good health at every age
  • Use #THENEXTSTEP and #MedshieldMovement hashtags on any social media messages you share.
  • Organize online events or online activities in your community.
  • Use our website www.medshieldmovement.co.za for customized tips to improve your healthy eating and physical activity habits.
  • Share the website link with your friends and family to help them take the next step on their personal health journeys.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog post is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.

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