I think when I started sharing my story with endometriosis and experiencing surgical menopause, it was to inform, educate, and support. I’ve been doing this for 2yrs now and I’ve realized that some women don’t understand what women’s health means and that you don’t have to have a condition in order to hear it, learn it, apply it, and know that it’s NOT only about a medical condition it’s about taking care of your overall health, physical, mental, spiritual, financial. It’s important that what you learn could help someone else.
What Is Women’s Health?
Women’s health is very extensive, and it even goes beyond what I share on my platforms. As I mentioned before Women’s Health is Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Financial and beyond. With these areas comes your ethnicity, your culture (family, where you grew up, the people around you etc.), and your genetic makeup. See what I mean? There are components to this that I can’t get in to much with this one blog post, but I want you to understand that the topic is not to be overlooked it is to become a part of you.
Not only is taking care of yourself important, but it is also our responsibility as women to hold each other accountable, young and old. Here are just a few reasons why Women’s Health is important to Every Woman:
1. If you don’t understand or pay attention to your body, then how can you recognize when something isn’t right or explain it to a doctor.
- Although I mentioned going to the doctor, understanding your body is simple as paying attention to what causes your headache, when you cough/laugh you release urine or when you sleep you notice something isn’t right with your breathing.
2. Health is not one size fits all.
- If you’ve been following me for the past two years, you already know that I am always explaining how your body is Not my body there are things you are experiencing that I won’t and possibly you may experience things your sister, mom, aunt, cousins etc… This also means your doctor shouldn’t be treating you like every other patient.
3. To Perform.
- How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? How do you feel in the middle of the day? Do you work out? What are your eating habits? Do you make regular doctor ap
pointments (primary care, vision, dental, chiropractor, gynecologist etc.)? Do you have a therapist/Life Coach/Mentor? I can’t stress enough that how we take care, or the lack thereof will reflect on how we perform during the day. When I eat a bad lunch I underperform after, I’m tired and lethargic. If I don’t eat a good breakfast same thing. What we put in our bodies, how we take care of ourselves (massages, exercise, taking care or your skin etc.) play a role in how we perform. I don’t know about you, but when I know I make a conscious effort to put me first I see it and I feel it you literally can’t tell me nothing.
4. Eliminate Burnout
- Raise your hand if you’ve experienced burnout🙋🏾♀️. Most of the time you have already hit the wall before you realize you’re burned out and that goes back to the problem of not listening to your
body. When you take care of you, you will learn to set specific boundaries that protects your wellbeing. It’s learning the Power of No for me! It’s setting your scheduling and not allowing people to insert themselves when and where they don’t belong. It’s taking breaks throughout your day just to breathe. It’s taking vacations/staycations. It’s removing the negative things and people out of your life. It’s celebrating every win; I literally get excited when I remember where I put my keys 🙌🏾🤣.
- Typically, when we think of legacy, we think trust funds, and leaving behind businesses things like that, but legacy to me includes your wellbeing. What are you teaching the generations after you? What patterns of behaviors do your children, nieces, grandchildren what are they getting from you? What have they learned? Although we all live our own lives, we glean off of someone which means someone is gleaning off of you.
I could write for days about this subject, but I won’t because I think you get the point. Women’s Health, your health is very important to you and to the generations after you. Take this in, read it as many times as you need to and take notes. Take time to pay attention to YOU!
~ Amelia LadyB
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