Women are wearing more hats of responsibility than ever before—from work to family commitments to groceries, housework, conflict resolution (and more!). And while we have undoubtedly become skilled at taking care of multiple demands, it can be easy to forget about the person who is beneath all those “hats.”
Today marks National Women’s Health and Fitness Day—it’s an important reminder that while it’s easy to neglect your personal wellness and wellbeing, doing so can actually have lifelong consequences. Not to mention the additional challenges faced by women of color who experience more pain, heart disease, and mental health issues than their white peers.
Here are seven ways you can celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day that contribute to your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing—and that can have impacts that last a lifetime.
1. Take Your Sleep Seriously
Sleep is one of the most underrated, under-appreciated wellness habits out there and the impact of not enjoying optimal sleep is far-reaching, from physical and mental wellbeing to productivity and peace of mind. Avoid these unhealthy sleep habits and design a nighttime routine for ultimate calm.
2. Manage Your Stress with Mindfulness
We all encounter difficult life events, stressful moments, and unexpected circumstances that steer us off course. But what you can do is create powerful habits like takinga walking meditation, practicing extended exhale breathing, creating a tea ritual, or using the best of what nature has to offer, like our Calm & Centered CBD Roll-On to reduce the negative impacts of stress on your wellbeing.
3. Track Your Fitness Milestones
Measuring workouts, calories burned, steps, heart rate, and sleep, just to name a few—trackers are an easy way to take control of your wellness accountability. Whether you have a goal for steps or calories burned—what matters is that you move your body frequently throughout the day to experience both the mental and physical “reset” most people need from their hectic days.
4. Place Your Trust in Plants
At Sagely Naturals, we believe in the transformative power of plants, which is why we actively formulate our CBD products with potent botanicals like organic Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Sea Kelp, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, and Lavender to amplify their benefits. So whether you're planning your next natural shopping trip or want to try adding some helpful herbs to your home recipe, consider incorporating plant-based wellness solutions to support your overall health and wellbeing.
5. Support Your Gut’s Ecosystem
If you’ve been feeling sluggish, stressed out, or experiencing physical discomfort like bloating, it may have to do with an out-of-balance microbiome (the bacterial ecosystem in your gut). Incorporate gut-friendly foods like fermented drinks, bone broth, leafy greens, turmeric, and soft-cooked vegetables. Choose whichever is easiest to incorporate and give your body’s overall functioning and wellbeing a much-needed boost.
6. Keep Your Connections Strong
Maintaining your sense of connection with others is essential to your mental wellbeing (especially during this unfamiliar time). Human beings thrive when we feel connected to others—a sense of belonging, support, and purpose. Be proactive in staying in touch with your family, friends, and acquaintances anyone who leaves you feeling more energized at the end of your connection thanwhen you began.
7. Proactively Maintain Your Fitness
It’s easy to become complacent when you have no obvious health woes, but if you’re not managing your fitness levels on a daily basis with regular movement to combat all the sitting most people do, then you won’t be able to operate at your optimum. No matter whether you go for a brisk walk, weight train, roll out the yoga mat, or do some low-impact bodyweight training—it all counts.
No matter how many milestones you’ve already passed, how many candles you blew out this year, or what the current state of your health is—use this National Women’s Health and Fitness Day as a reminder that good health is the result of the small, consistent actions you take daily that result in you feeling well, healthy, and vibrant. Ultimately it’s you that has the power to take back control of your health to keep you strong, healthy, and happy through every phase of your life.