National Women’s Health Week is focused on encouraging women to take care of themselves and their health. By following these 8 tips, you can take steps toward improving your health and becoming the best version of yourself.

1. Drink lots of waterThe recommended intake is 8-10 glasses a day.
Staying hydrated is key to maintaining good health. While there are many benefits to drinking lots of water, three that we find most important are that it flushes toxins, prevents headaches, and promotes healthy skin.

2. Adapt a healthy dietIncorporate healthy foods into your lifestyle.
Incorporate healthy, whole foods into your lifestyle and avoid fad diets. By eating more fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods, your body will get the nutrients it needs while losing weight at the same time.

3. Take care of your skin A daily skin care routine is essential for healthy skin.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Proper skin care can prevent aging as well as various skin problems, and once your skin is damaged, it is hard to revert it back. So, make sure you wear sunscreen if you’re going to be in the sun and keep your skin moisturized.

4. Be activeAim to do 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week.
Exercise improves both physical and mental health. Whether you take an exercise class at the gym or go on a brisk walk around your neighborhood, try to do at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Incorporating this into your weekly routine will allow you to enjoy benefits such as reduced risk of heart attack, better moods, and lower blood pressure.

5. Stop stressingFind a relaxation technique that works for you.
Your mental health affects your physical well-being, so keeping your stress levels down is crucial to living a healthier life. Take time to relax and get your mind off your daily stresses – meditate, practice yoga or draw yourself a bubble bath.

6. Get your annual checkupsEarly detection can prevent complications.
Annual checkups are important as they detect problems early on, allowing for a better chance of treatment. Even if you are a healthy woman, going to the doctor annually allows your doctor to spot any changes to your body in order to avoid problems in the future.

7. Get more sleep8 hours a night helps lower your stress levels.
While everyone’s sleep needs differ, making sure you get enough sleep is essential for good health. This is because during your sleep, your brain signals the body to release hormones that help decrease risk for health conditions, strengthen your immune system, and retain memory.

8. Take care of reproductive healthThink about fertility.
Reproductive health is a huge part of a woman’s whole health. If you are thinking of having children one day, it is best to proactively take care of yourself by choosing birth control wisely, practicing safe sex, and staying away from toxins that can affect your health.