It’s Women’s Health Awareness Month: Seven Strategies to Help You Take Charge of Your Health

Friday, May 3, 2024

Celebrate Women's Health Awareness Month with a renewed commitment to fortifying your wellness and resilience.

It's Women’s Health Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of women’s health and addresses the unique issues they face. From reproductive health to mental well-being, female health encompasses a wide range of topics that deserve attention and proactive care. Focusing on these issues is empowering—it encourages females of all ages to prioritize their well-being so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives. Read on as we explore the nuances of women’s health and share seven ways you can take charge of your well-being during Women’s Health Awareness Month and beyond.

Tackling the Complexities of Women’s Health

Health is not just about physical well-being; it's about addressing the holistic needs of people across all stages of life. From puberty to pregnancy, menopause, and beyond, women experience a variety of biological, social, and cultural factors that impact their vitality. They also face an exclusive set of healthcare challenges:

  • Women have a higher risk of developing certain conditions than men, including anxiety and depression, migraines, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of death for women include heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, all of which could be managed or prevented with early identification and treatment.
  • In addition, women are more likely to face disparities in healthcare access, treatment, and research, making it essential to shine a spotlight on the full scope of their specific health needs.

Create Your Personal Wellness Roadmap

These simple steps will help you flourish at every stage of life:

  1. Prioritize regular check-ups.
    Scheduling regular physicals with your healthcare provider is essential for maintaining your health and detecting any potential issues early on. Make sure to discuss any concerns or symptoms you may have during these appointments.
  2. Get to know your body.
    Understanding your body and its changes is key to maintaining good health. Familiarize yourself with your menstrual cycle, breast health, and any other unique aspects of your body. Don’t hesitate to seek medical advice if you feel unwell or if something seems off.
  3. Focus on proper nutrition.
    A balanced diet is crucial for overall health and vitality. Aim to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in your meals. Stay hydrated and limit processed foods and added sugars.
  4. Get moving.
    Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mood, and boosting energy levels. Find activities you enjoy, whether it's walking, jogging, yoga, or swimming, and make them a regular part of your routine.
  5. Prioritize your mental fitness.
    Mental health is just as important as physical health. Practice self-care activities such as mindfulness, meditation, journaling, and spending time with loved ones. Don't hesitate to seek professional help if you're struggling with your mental well-being.
  6. Advocate for yourself.
    Be assertive when it comes to your health. Don’t be shy about asking questions, seeking second opinions, and stating your needs and preferences during medical appointments. Your health is important and you deserve to be heard.
  7. Support other women.
    Women's health is a collective effort. Support other women in prioritizing their health by sharing information, offering encouragement, and advocating for accessible healthcare for all.

Let’s make Women’s Health Awareness Month a time of empowerment, education, and action. Together, we can create a healthier future for women everywhere.

Vaughn Greene Funeral Services is proud to offer an array of helpful resources and valuable information. If you have questions about Women’s Health Awareness Month or if we can be of assistance in any way, please reach out to our caring, supportive team.

About Vaughn Greene Funeral Services: For more than 25 years, Vaughn Greene Funeral Services has been providing a ministry of care to Baltimore’s African American community. As a leading local, minority- and family-owned provider, we promise to provide our highest level of service and respect to families who entrust us to honor their loved ones. For more information about our funeral, cremation, memorial, repast, and grief counseling services, please call us at 410.655.0015 or visit us online at

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