4 Ways To Take Control Of Your Health *

-*This post is in collaboration, all opinions are my own-
In today's post, I'm going to talk about four ways you can take control of your health. With it being International Women's Day on the 9th of March and Mother’s Day on the 31st, I feel like March is very much a "woman focused" month. The steps below include things that every woman could benefit from, and there’s no time like the present to improve your health and wellbeing.

Reduce your alcohol and smoking intake
I'm not much of a drinker and I don't smoke so I guess this doesn't really affect me. However, if you feel like you are drinking and/or smoking too much then you could try cutting back or even quitting. There are various different groups, programmes and ways to get help if you do feel like it's becoming a problem. Or simply cut back on your weekly intake and see how you get along that way. You could go and discuss steps on how to cut back and/or quit with your GP. Either way, every woman could benefit from less of these toxins in their life.
Take vitamins and natural supplements for their health benefits
I've recently started to take a variety of vitamins regularly after slacking off and taking them all over the place. I have started to use CBD oil to help my chronic pains and to help ease my anxiety and promote a better sleeping pattern. I have already found that taking the vitamins again and also CBD daily has definitely helped improve my quality of life. CBD has not only helped with my chronic pain, anxiety and sleeping problems but I feel like I'm in a better mindset too. You might want to give CBD a try if you have these issues as well.
Visit your GP for regular check-ups and book your smear/breast check screening
I am due to have my first smear test as I'm almost 25. To be honest, I'm not too bothered about the procedure itself as I did have something similar last year when my pelvic pain first started, and I had to have swabs taken to make sure it wasn't a bad infection causing the pain. The nurse reassured me that it would be over and done with quickly, and it was! She told me that the procedure I had was longer than a smear test would be. It wasn't painful, it was just a bit uncomfortable. I'm personally more bothered about the results, but that's because of my ongoing gynaecological issues (suspected endometriosis) and pelvic pain so that's just a personal worry of mine. Either way, regular check-ups are crucial to every woman’s health. Also, if you're over 50, and due to have a breast screening, then definitely book in for that asap!
Practise self care
Taking time out for yourself and doing something you love, which also relaxes you, is a must! It could be taking a hot bubble bath, meditating, doing yoga, eating a cheeky carb filled meal or just getting in some extra hours sleep. If you feel you need to take time out then you should or else you're going to run yourself into the ground and make yourself unwell.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there and here’s to all the wonderful women taking charge of their health this year!
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  1. It's so important to look after yourselves! I love a little pamper evening once a week!

    Katie | www.justkatiee.com XX

  2. I loved reading this post, it is so important to try and take control of your health.
    I also take vitamins and find that they help x