The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself First
As children, we don’t realize what significant roles the women in our lives play in helping us to be the people we will become. It’s not until we reach maturity that we realize how our own traits and habits were shaped by the many women in our lives. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, and teachers help us to learn and navigate the world. Putting others before self is the hallmark trait of these nurturing women, but this selflessness can sometimes lead them to disregard their own care.
Women’s health is a heavily discussed topic in the medical world today, but how many women are taking as good care of themselves as they do those around them? Despite ongoing efforts to increase knowledge about women’s health the facts are still startling. A recent article from the Mayo Clinic states, “Many of the leading threats to women’s health can be prevented. The top causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, stroke, and cancer.” Preventative care is key when trying to reduce the effects and risks of these diseases. Even when you feel fine, you owe it to yourself and those who count on you to schedule and attend your annual Well-Woman exams.
This Mother’s Day remind the women in your life how important they are to you. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty glass. If you are the one putting others before yourself, make sure you take the time to take care of yourself, physically and mentally. You could be the one shaping the traits and habits of a child, much like the women in your life did in your childhood. Make sure you are there to teach and guide them for many years to come.
We offer Well-Woman exams, preventative care, and much more for patients who qualify. To find out more about scheduling an appointment or becoming a patient, call 830-796-3448 or visit nagelclinic.org.
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