“Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”
How’s your Health Girlfriend? (Your Friends Care!)
It’s National Women’s Health Month, and National Women’s Health Week (May 13-19). The official description shares:
National Women’s Health Week is a week-long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority.
This week and every day, we women have to look out for each other. It’s what we do – right? And, as in the top quote, “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”
This week your challenge is to do that. Do something to be a little healthier - go for a walk with a girlfriend, cut back on soda and sugar, snack on fruit, take a yoga class with a friend – and encourage your girlfriend(s) to do the same. Let’s look out for each other. Let’s make our own health a priority and to inspire our friends to do the same.
Let’s celebrate Women and Women’s Health every day – so we have more days to spend with our friends! (And for exercise inspiration, remember …)
“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping people on the couch”
Girlfriend Advice, Insights and Inspiration
- Girlfriend Advice on giving your Friend Difficult News – Shared by guest blogger MARINA SBROCHI, author of ‘Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of your Life“
- Keep the Light of Your Friendship Alive – Guest Blog by SARAH OXLEY
- Naming our Girlfriends – by Girlfriend Guru RACHEL AWES
- The Eyes Have It – Make-up, Allergies and Girlfriend Advice
- The Journey – Girlfriend Advice from Girlfriend Guru JENNIFER HALL
- Table Talk / Conversations Starters for Families – Guest blog by LISA HOLCOMB
“I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.”
Back to women’s health for a quick moment, we want our friends to live healthy, happy, long lives. But we also understand that being healthy doesn’t translate into a certain dress sizes. Why not call up your friends for lunch this week? Or plan a dinner for your BFFs to spend some quality time laughing and sharing – that definitely lowers stress! Start a book club, get a group of Moms together, have conversations to women you see frequently at the coffee shop or gym.
Be healthy Girlfriend! You’re loved and your friends want you to live a long, healthy life!
By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!)
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