Women’s Health and Staying Well in 2022Feb 05, 2022
Women’s health trends continue to influence the health decisions of women, stemming from the ongoing pandemic. Making your health and wellness a priority, in the new year, has never been so important, and includes physical, mental and emotional health to rise above any obstacles that may come our way.
Assuring that women are aware of their options and resources regarding their pelvic health, fertility and pregnancy, aging, mental health, and other women’s health topics can ensure a healthy start for the new year and beyond.
Due to a drop in birth rates during the pandemic, researchers predict what they call a "Millie Baby Boom" in the new year. Couples ready to have a baby should evaluate lifestyle habits that may interfere with their ability to conceive and make changes accordingly.
This Forbes article suggests that in the face of all of the challenges, the decision to have a baby is monumental. You need to have faith in the future to bring children into this world. It's a huge indicator that people are regaining their confidence. Fear has subsided, somewhat. There is hope for better days ahead of us.
A great resource for those considering conception is Fertility Blooms owned by Crystal, a fertility coach who empowers you through your fertility journey.
Our mental health affects so many areas of our well being. For women raising a family and working this has been and is particularly challenging.
A recent study indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in anxiety and depression, particularly among women, as enforced lockdowns resulted in increased family responsibilities, household work, and possibly the risk of domestic violence.
Engaging in physical activity improves mental and emotional well-being. Women experiencing depression may also consider speaking with licensed professionals for information and support. Margaret Wallis-Duffy, certified RMT and owner of Wallis for Wellness wrote a great article with tips like deep breathing, massage therapy, and more to empower people to promote better mental health.
We exercise to feel better and strengthen our overall body, but often women are too embarrassed to talk about pelvic health issues thinking they are the only ones suffering from pelvic pain. The truth is that it is more common than they think.
Pelvic Health is the management of the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs. It is not merely the absence of disease or weakness in these organs. Pelvic health plays an important role in complete physical, mental, social, and sexual well-being.
Kim Vopni, The Vagina Coach says It's time to break through taboos and redefine how we think about women’s health. It's time for pelvic health to be discussed and offered to all vagina owners!
You deserve knowledge about what the pelvic floor is, why it is important to your overall health and what you can do about nagging symptoms like leaking, prolapse and chronic back pain.
That is why Kim created her new app The Buff Muff App.
This is the all-in-one app for your pelvic floor. Everything you need to master your pelvic health from pelvic floor exercises and education videos to pelvic floor fitness challenges and meal plans, the famous 28-Day Buff Muff Challenge, and you can be a part of a community where you can ask questions and seek support.
Staying Healthy in 2022
Women’s Health includes mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Exercise for your whole body; however, that looks for you, movement is the key. Care of our mental health and how we think means applying practices to stay positive so we have a better handle on how we react to situations. Lee Pryke is an Intuitive Life Coach and suggests we believe what we tell ourselves and the value of positive thinking for both our mental and emotional health.
Think about alternative approaches to your well-being with yoga, meditation, or trying something new like a painting or music class. Get a massage or book some fun time with your friends. Laugh more, and know that when we feel better as women, it has a ripple effect on our children, loved ones and friends.
Never be afraid to reach out to a professional for assistance. We are here to help build your confidence and make 2022 an amazing year!
The 28-Day Challenge and Buff Muff Membership
I recommend checking out my comprehensive pelvic health education and fitness programs on my Buff Muff App. The most complete Pelvic Floor & Kegel exercise App to strengthen the pelvic floor.
The Buff Muff 28-Day Challenge (housed in the App) gets you started, and the Annual membership keeps you progressing so you can laugh, run, jump, and lift without the pesky leaks and annoying discomfort of prolapse symptoms.