Blog

It's Time for Women to Take Action for Their Health! | Qualicare

It's Time for Women to Take Action for Their Health! | Qualicare

It is very common for women to take on multiple roles in their lifetime:

  • Housekeeper
  • Caregiver
  • Chauffeur
  • Provider

As a result, they can find it difficult to find time for themselves, especially when it comes to their health. However, our in-home care providers at Qualicare want to share some tips on how you can prioritize yourself—and your health—moving forward.

Take Better Care of Yourself

You have probably heard the phrase, *you cannot pour from an empty cup*—and it is true! In order to care for others, you have to first take care of yourself.

Start here:

Be Proactive With Your Health

Were you diagnosed with diabetes, osteoporosis or another health condition? It is vital to make sure you are following best practices when it comes to your health condition so that you can either manage or improve your condition.

For instance, diabetes can lead to heart disease if your blood sugar levels are not properly managed. Make sure you are eating a healthy, diabetic-friendly diet while also maintaining a healthy weight to keep your diabetes in check and reduce your risk of heart disease in the future.

Regular checkups are a key part of this step—so ensure you’re seeing your doctor regularly, particularly if you’re managing a chronic health condition.

Get Enough Sleep

Because women tend to have so many tasks on their to-do list, they tend to try and fit more hours in the day. As a result, their sleep tends to fall by the wayside. But when you are not getting enough sleep, not only are you setting yourself up for a bad mood, but you are also increasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, among other conditions.

Therefore, it is time to start making sleep a priority. Try being consistent with your bedtime/wake-up schedule while avoiding caffeine and exercise at least a few hours before bed.

Make Time for You

It can be hard for women to take a break from their daily to-do list to take time for themselves, but it is extremely important that you have some time for rest and relaxation.

Is there something you have always wanted to learn, such as playing guitar or making a quilt? Or do you enjoy sitting with a good book or getting a massage or manicure/pedicure?

It is important to take time to participate in the things you enjoy in life so that you are able to recharge your batteries and be more productive day after day!

Are you looking for someone to help care for your loved one in the comfort of home? Contact our in-home care providers at Qualicare to learn how we can help!

  • Spending the Most Wonderful Time of Year With Your Loved One | Qualicare

    While this time of year can be wonderful, it isn't always. Sometimes it's filled with sad memories or regrets, making it difficult to navigate. That can be especially true in older adults, who are often dealing with the losses of loved ones and feelings of loneliness or even depression. That's why ...
  • Lift Your Loved One's Spirits This Holiday! | Qualicare

    Sadness, loneliness and depression are a sad reality for many older adults. As we age, we lose loved ones and leave behind parts of life we truly enjoyed. That makes things more difficult. The holiday season can make those feelings even more pronounced. That's why our team at Qualicare want to give ...
  • Take Better Care of Yourself in 2019 | Qualicare

    Were you guilty of putting yourself on the back burner in 2018? We have all been there, especially when we’re focused on taking care of others, both personally and professionally. But you can’t give your best to others if you aren’t at your best in the first place! That’s why our team at Qualicare ...