Self-care tips: Managing your health
This International Women's Day, take charge of your own health by becoming more familiar with your body and monitoring it regularly.
Here are a few things you can do to ensure your health stays on track:
Check your movement
Check your exposure
Check your bones
Check your pelvic floor
Strengthening your pelvic floor is important for everyone, no matter what gender or age. Pelvic muscle training, or Kegels, should be done daily. Tighten the muscles in your pelvic area (the ones you would use to stop urination midstream), hold for five seconds, release for five seconds, and repeat.
Check your breasts
Advocate for your body
No one knows your body the way you do - being involved in your health increases your likelihood of ongoing, sustained wellbeing. Know your preventative health checks, like mammograms, skin cancer checks, and cervical cancer screening and schedule them regularly. Note any symptoms to discuss with a healthcare professional.
While these self-care tips have been developed with a medical professional, your own self-care needs will depend on your individual medical history. Always consult with your general practitioner about any health concerns.