Katz Health Tips, February 2017
1: Get Screened for Cervical Cancer
A Pap test (or Pap smear) can identify precancerous, cell changes on the cervix that have the potential of becoming cervical cancer if not treated. It is recommended that women between the ages of 21 and 29 get a pap smear every two to three years and women age 30 and older get a pap smear every five years with HPV testing. Discuss your screening needs with your healthcare provider.
2: Try an Online Workout
On a cold, winter day, the last thing you may want to do is drag yourself to the gym for that group exercise class. Thanks to YouTube, you can now access countless workouts online for either free or a nominal fee. Of course, not everyone who uploads a video to YouTube is a professional. It’s worthwhile to check out the credentials of any fitness expert you’re considering before you begin a class. With trial and error, especially if you’re willing to pay for a class, you can find high quality content that can help you stay fit from your home.
3: Sip a Cup of Green Tea
When you’re feeling the chill in the air, a hot beverage can quickly warm you up inside. Instead of instantly reaching for coffee, consider green tea. This beneficial brew contains more antioxidants than any other tea. Green tea, unlike black tea, is made without fermentation of its leaves which helps to retain antioxidants that can help slow down the aging process by ridding your system of free radicals. And, without the sugar content of sodas and juices, and lower total caffeine per cup than coffee, you can give yourself a natural lift during your day without any extra calories or negative side effects.