Health and wellness are my life and not just because of my livelihood. I’m a woman who knows what it is like to be overwhelmed, stressed and concerned about my own health. Add into the mix that I write and market my books, which creates other health concerns like sitting too long. To observe National Women’s Health Week and Women’s Checkup Day, I’m citing a few very interesting and inspiring things I’ve found on the web.
- Buy a subscription to Vogue magazine and 100% of the proceeds go to Born Free, their initiative to assist HIV mothers in Africa.
- Some of us are caregivers. Caregivers need care. CaregiverStress.com is a great site filled with information for caregivers.
- Healthy Women: Informed. Empowered.This site is filled with great resources but some of the most inspiring and useful info is on their Women Talk blog.
- Cleveland Clinic Foundation has a great site that deals with women’s health. For example, here’s a page explaining things about exercise in their prevention section. And you don’t have to live in Cleveland to download these wonderful treatment guides.
- This is a very special resource: Liv. If you know of a woman with no health insurance or who is low-income, please pass this link of resources to find free mammograms in the USA.
Form a sister circle of friends and family and even co-workers. Hold yourselves accountable to one another and lovingly nudge one another to get a checkup. As women we’re accustomed to caring for others while neglecting ourselves.