Feel like your best self by the end of the week.
Bet you don’t have May 12 to 18 marked on your calendar. Why you should: It’s National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).
FYI, Women's Health Week starts on Mother's Day
every year—and focuses on reminding women to carve out the "me time" they need to eat healthy, practice self-care, and make those yearly doctor's appointments that are so important not to forget.
So, yep, now's the perfect time to kick your wellness up a notch with our totally doable daily challenges. By week’s end you’ll feel amazing, head to toe.
Here's a quick overview:
You'll focus on getting your workouts
on-point by ramping up your motivation with a few easy tricks. (Check out our summer workout challenge
for even more motivation!)
When was the last time you did a breast self-exam
? How about a skin check? Time to catch up on these simple tests that could save your life.
Wednesday: It's time to rethink the way you're connecting with others. Hint: Scrolling through IG isn't the only way your phone can make you feel like part of a community.
Thursday: Time for happy hour! But are you drinking smart? Take a few minutes to assess your boozing habits—your body will thank you for it.
Friday: It might be time to rethink your birth control plan. If your current method isn't working for you, there are plenty of other options to consider.
On that note—how bad is it to leave a tampon in too long? Here's the deal:
Saturday: Now's the best time to get your meal-prep game on point—in a way that's totally painless (swear!).
Sunday: Banish your Sunday series by using a few simple strategies to prepare for the week ahead.
This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Women's Health. For more intel on how to lead a healthier, happier life, pick up an issue on newsstands now.