College of Nursing

Four Simple Steps to Improve Your Health

6/7/2018 8:00:00 AM - Mindy Longhurst

May 13-19 is National Women’s Health Week. Along with Mother’s Day, this week celebrates all the women in your life. National Women’s Health Week also recognizes how females of all ages are healthy and what they can do to become healthier.

As a woman, I know how difficult it can be to be healthy. I always thought that being fit meant doing major life-changing things like running a marathon. This all changed when I talked with Cara Wiley.

Cara is the advisement center supervisor for the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University. She has always been active in her life. But, about seven months ago, Cara did not like the way she was feeling. After some contemplation, Cara realized that she wanted to improve her health one simple step at a time. Her focus included four simple steps to improve the way she felt about herself.

1. Drink more water

The first thing she wanted to do was very simple to keep her motivated; she decided to drink more water each day. This simple change does not take much time. She says, “I started by drinking more water. I know that it is recommended to drink half of your weight in ounces in water daily, so I started doing that.” This little change helped her to have more energy. Water is also very good for your skin. As time went on, she realized that her skin was feeling more nourished and overall healthier too.

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