Spring into Action for Women's Health Month

Spring Into Action for Women’s Health Month

Spring in Minnesota is a welcomed season of renewal and growth. As the flowers start to bloom and the days lengthen, there is an overwhelming sense of rejuvenation. Amidst the beauty of nature’s awakening, it’s the perfect time to reassess our health and wellness goals, especially for women who often juggle multiple roles and responsibilities. Join us as we celebrate Women’s Health Month and spring into action with these tips tailored to support women’s well-being.

Fresh Start: Nourishing Your Body

Switch up your rotation of fruits and veggies with spring’s seasonal produce. Take advantage of the warmer weather and venture to a local farmer’s market or start your own vegetable garden. Whether it’s a small container garden or a community garden, growing your own produce can be a rewarding and empowering experience. Additionally, gardening provides a unique form of exercise through movements like digging, planting, and weeding. These activities can help burn calories, improve heart health, and build on balance, strength, and flexibility. Including seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet has several dietary advantages. They offer the highest nutritional value compared to out-of-season produce and provide a wide array of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Opting for seasonal eating helps ensure a diverse range of foods in your diet year-round, fostering a varied nutrient intake and enhancing overall health.

Fitness In Full Bloom

Embrace the warmer temperatures and longer days by getting outside and moving your body. Grab your bike and take a ride throughout the neighborhood, find your favorite trail for a hike, or gather some of your girlfriends for a game of outdoor pickleball. Spring provides ample opportunity to embrace the beauty of nature while engaging in physical activity. Participating in outdoor pursuits not only strengthens your body but also nourishes your mind and soul. The combination of physical exertion and natural beauty can uplift your mood, reduce stress levels, and boost mental clarity. Seize the moment and lace up your sneakers to make the most of this vibrant season.

Cultivating Connections

Now that we’ve emerged from winter, it’s the perfect time to reconnect with our social circles and loved ones. While many of us prefer cozy nights-in during the colder months, the arrival of warmer weather can serve as a gentle nudge to get out and engage in social activities. Relationships thrive on attention and care. They offer not only comfort and support but also promote positive health outcomes. Cultivating strong bonds involves dedicating quality time and openly expressing love and compassion, cherishing the ties that bind us with family and friends. Reach out to a friend you’ve lost touch with for coffee or schedule a “Bring A Friend” mammogram appointment with your besties. Nurturing your relationships is just as important as tending to your physical health.

Rejuvenating Self-Care

Taking care of your well-being, both mentally and physically, is essential for flourishing in every aspect of life. Delve into mindfulness practices, whether that involves unwinding with a favorite book or joining an outdoor yoga session. Take a moment to assess your emotions with a mental check-in. Remember to schedule a visit with your primary care provider to stay up to date on any recommended preventive care and screenings, like mammograms. With our “Be A Friend, Bring A Friend” program, you and up to three friends can book your mammograms together. Because being there for each other means taking care of ourselves, too.

As we spring into action for Women’s Health Month, take the opportunity to nurture our bodies, invigorate our minds, and reconnect with loved ones. Spring in Minnesota offers a fresh start for prioritizing wellness and cultivating meaningful connections, reminding us to commit to both our physical and emotional well-being.

About CRL Women’s Imaging

CRL Women’s Imaging is a leader in outpatient imaging and designated as Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our team of dedicated, board-certified breast imagers with broad expertise and a genuine interest in breast imaging and our knowledgeable technologists certified in mammography and ultrasound are committed to provide our patients with the high-quality compassionate care they can trust.

“Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. And with the tools of 3D mammography/tomosynthesis and supplemental screening breast ultrasound we are better equipped than ever to positively impact women’s health.” – Jillian Karow, MD, Medical Director, CRL Women’s Imaging


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