September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, which means it’s an ideal time to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself. Self-care is an important part of maintaining your health and well-being. Keep the following women’s health tips in mind throughout this month and on an ongoing basis, so you can feel your best.


Make Healthy Dietary Changes

Make your daily diet healthier with small steps instead of completely changing it all at once. For example, switch from having salty or sugary snacks to nutritious ones, such as fresh fruit or yogurt. Keep switching unhealthy foods to healthier ones little by little, and you’ll end up eating better overall without feeling like you’re missing out on your favorite foods.


Find a Fun Form of Exercise

Physical activity is an essential part of staying fit and healthy and lowering your risk of health problems. If you have trouble staying motivated, find a fun way to exercise, such as dancing or swimming. When you enjoy your workouts, you’ll have a higher chance of sticking to them on a regular basis.


Take Time to Unwind

Setting aside time to relax each day helps reduce stress in your everyday life. Chronic stress can impact your physical and mental health, resulting in a wide range of health issues. Whether it’s reading a book or soaking in a tub, it’s important to spend time unwinding and doing something that soothes you on a daily basis.


Schedule Routine Check-ups

Taking care of yourself means going for routine check-ups with your OB-GYN, doctor, dentist and eye doctor. These routine visits can help detect early signs of health problems, so you can have them managed or treated and avoid complications. Regular check-ups also give you opportunities to bring up any concerns you have about your health.