Sometimes, we try to be superheroes. We run around taking care of our families, our coworkers, and our friends, but never make time for ourselves. Without noticing, we are damaging our health by not stopping to listen to our bodies.
To be your best you, it’s important to add a healthy dose of self-care.
Some ways to do this is by adding calming activities to your day:
- Taking a walk at lunch can help you rejuvenate or refresh!
- Take time out for you – vacation days should be used whether you want to treat yourself with a big trip or just hang out at home for a staycation.
- Don’t overlook your mental and emotional health, get help if you need it to manage stress, anxiety, depression or grief.
A small amount of time spent for yourself can make a huge difference in your health.
One of the best weapons against cardiovascular disease is to get to it before it gets to you. You may be busy running your kids around to doctor’s appointments and running out to meetings and forget to schedule a doctor’s appointment of your own.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Stay on top of your health and take care of your body and mind. It may seem like another thing to add to the list, but this is your life. You need to take care of yourself in order to take care of everyone else.
The American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good campaign urges you to Eat Smart. Add Color. Move More. Be Well. To learn more, please visit healthyforgood.heart.org.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.