05 Jan Make Yourself a Priority
The beginning of the year is without a doubt one of the best times to think about new resolutions and goals. Within the Top 10 Resolutions we find… quit smoking, go to the gym, eat better and of course, lose weight. Good, all this is important. However, we suggest thought that goes beyond a specific health objective. Resolution for 2017: Make yourself a priority
How much time do you devote to work on a daily basis? And to your family, your partner, your friends? And how much time do you devote to yourself?
Make yourself a priority
Women often have a hard time putting themselves first. There is always someone or something that we put before our own time and mental space: a child, a parent, a friend, work… Think about how many times you have skipped the gym because of work. Or how many times you cared for others before you took care of yourself. Surely, too many.
At B-wom we made it our mission to empower women to take control over their health. That is why we suggest the goal of self-care, devoting time for yourself and making yourself a priority. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Just if you are well, you can be your best self, and those around you will too.
Taking care of yourself give you security, confidence and self-esteem. Do it for you!
We believe in prevention and in self-care as the basis for health. Preventing problems is much easier than resolving them!
Women are complex, and so is our body. We experience many changes in our lives, from adolescence to old age: hormonal changes, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, childbirth, changes in our body, menopause… And often times we find out about these changes when we are in the middle of them. We don’t think about it or prepare ourselves for it. We simply start to see changes and sometimes also problems. And we think that it is normal to have them and so we don’t resolve them. Or even worse: we think that it’s only happening to us and we hide it because we are ashamed.
Did you know that half of women have urine leaks at some point in their lives? (1) Or that 58% of women experience discomfort during sexual relations? (2). These are just a few examples of the changes that we encounter in life and that we are ashamed to share. And that leads to insecurity and loneliness, and our day-to-day life is affected.
This is the reason why, in our mission to empower women to take care of themselves, that we have started with caring for pelvic health. Because it is a part of our body that is mostly unknown, to which we don’t pay much attention, and that has a big impact on the quality of life for women. Intimate health is an issue that causes a lot of insecurity but that we can tackle from information and prevention with habits and exercises.
Regardless of your age nor your current life status, caring for your pelvic floor is important for all women and has many physical and emotional benefits: stop and prevent urine leaks, improving sexual relations, avoiding constipation, having a strong abdomen and good posture, getting rid of back pain… Taking care of your pelvic area is making yourself a priority!
Give yourself 10 minutes a day
Making a new habit can be challenging. It doesn’t matter if it is for our own relaxation or well-being, or even something for pleasure! In our day-to-day lives, change is always a challenge, and that is why we suggest starting with a selfcare habit that is something simple: dedicating 10 minutes a day just for you.
Exercising your pelvic floor and core, taking a relaxing bath or enjoying a balanced breakfast. The most important thing is that you feel how you are caring for yourself and make yourself the priority in those 10 minutes. And the goal: that the resolution for 2017 to care for yourself becomes a life resolution.
Download B-wom to invest 10 minutes of relax in pelvic floor and core exercises, to feel good inside and out.
Happy New Year and Make Yourself a Priority!
(1) Kenton, K., & Mueller, E. R. (2006). The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders. BJU international, 98(s1), 1-5.
(2) Data from the Bwom user database.