Gennev's 2021 Women's Health Checklist
2021 has arrived. And whether you consider yourself a "healthy" person or not, January represents an opportunity for new behaviors...or reestablishing old best practices.
Let's kick off the year with the best of intentions...and actually do them! The team and I at Gennev are doing the same: smarter snacking, exercise restarts, dry January...and most of all, booking necessary health & wellness appointments.
Here is the 2021 healthy woman's checklist...
To your health!
1. Create a budget
Consider what your health and wellness budget is for 2021. Are you budgeting for self-care? Do you have FSA/HSA coverage through your employer?
If you have FSA/HSA coverage, check to see what it covers in terms of health provider services and products. With a letter of medical necessity from Gennev providers, you can get coverage for appointments, supplements and lubricants on most plans. Here's a resource for what qualifies for FSA coverage.
2. Book medical appointments
Are you in the practice of annual exams? If not, start now. Book with your physician or with a Gennev doctor.
Have you scheduled your mammogram? If you're over 45, consider a colonoscopy if you have risk factors in your family. Whatever you do, don't put the essentials off; talk to a women's health specialist today.
3. Plan for necessary lifestyle change
Whether you're in perimenopause or post-menopause, lifestyle behavior change is a must for managing weight, hot flashes, anxiety, sleep, fatigue and joint pain. We know it's hard, so build a plan for achievable and sustainable change...even if that means baby steps.
Gennev registered dietitians/health coaches work with women of varying levels of discipline, so don't overthink it, just start doing something. Book an appointment to build a plan for 2021. We believe this will be your best-spent $45 dollars of the year. We want you to thrive!
4. Check your supplement intake
Are you taking the right supplements for your age or stage of menopause? As women, it's good for us to annually check-in on the supplements we're consuming — whether we have the right combination and whether we're taking them at the right time of day.
If you're not 100% confident of your routine, start by watching Gennev Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk, RDN interview Dr Wendy Ellis about Supplement Savvy. Or - skip to speaking directly with Stasi and her team by booking an appointment with a dietitian (specify that you want a supplement audit).
5. Get the Menopause Guide
We built the Guide to Menopause from the collective expertise of our team of 25 OB/GYNs, naturopathic doctors, registered dietitians and health coaches. It's a 60-page collection of evidence-based medical, lifestyle and herbal recommendations for every symptom of peri and post menopause. And it's free. You can't go wrong.
Have you taken our Menopause Assessment?
Join over 100,000 women to learn more about your symptoms and where you are in the menopause journey.