National’s Girlfriend Day August 1st

I know that the majority of my readers are women and I love that because I’m a total girl’s girl. I love and adore my girlfriends and am a huge supporter of my real life (and now new blogging friends!) National Girlfriend’s Day was recently brought to my attention from an awareness campaign by Oscar Insurance, which is on Saturday August 1st! This day acts as a conversation starter to remind women to take care of their health and to schedule the necessary check-ups.

We, as women, tend to overbook ourselves and take care of everyone else, but ourselves. But it’s so important to make sure we are taken care of, and have some me time, before we can really be of service to anyone else.

Oscar Insurance created this adorable infographic to remind us all of when we should be getting things checked out to stay on schedule and be aware of our health. If you’re in the NY or NJ market, you can also check out Oscar as they have many health insurance services that allow making these appointments even easier.

Part of being an adult is taking care of yourself and being up to date with your health. Trust me, I hate needles and going to doctor, but it’s part of life and I’d much rather know what’s going on with my body and health than to leave it all to chance.

Of course part of being healthy is being active and eating well. Whether you’re a runner, a hiker, biker, after dinner walker, whatever it is you do, just remember to get off your butts and do whatever works for you and your schedule.

One of my favorite parts of the blogging community is reading about other blogger’s healthy recipes they share. I also love the idea of signing up for a 5k or a workout class with your friends. Because everything is more fun when you have someone to do it with you. And working out can mean so many different things, you don’t have to belong to a gym. You can go to free yoga classes at Lululemon, you can join or start a mommy stroller group, you can do a few exercises in between commercials, ride bikes on the weekend or to work, go kayaking, or go for a run. There are so many different ways you can add in activities that are great workouts.

Oscar Girlfriends Day

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15 thoughts on “National’s Girlfriend Day August 1st

  1. Thanks for the infographic! Such a great way to highlight women’s health. Of course it’s always overlooked on us women, we spend so much time caring for others, ours usually falls wayside. Definitely saving this as a picture so I can remember

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  2. Thank you for this!!! I had no idea about so many of these things!! And amen to working around your schedule…sometimes life gets in the way and you just gotta push through!! Happy Thursday!

  3. Amelia Vesper

    Great point about taking workout classes with a friend…I definitely can’t bring myself to go otherwise 🙂 Everything is more fun with your girlfriends!

  4. I had no idea there was such a thing as National Girlfriend’s Day, but I love it. My sister and I have declared August 8th Aunt’s Day, and I really think this needs to become a thing!

  5. I love that graphic! I am so clueless about a lot of these health-related timelines…yikes! My sorority’s main philanthropy was women’s heart disease! It’s really scary how many women have it, and you can seem totally healthy and have a heart attack out of nowhere.

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