Monthly Theme: Health Talk
Throughout the year, WAAV has coordinated monthly themes that we hope will help our community grow as individuals and as a collective. July’s theme is centered around personal health and creating a dialogue around how multifaceted a personal health journey can be.
Being healthy is about more than eating right and exercising—it’s about taking care of ourselves in small ways during our day-to-day, prioritizing our health needs, and making sure that we’re checking in with our Doctors. It’s also about recognizing July as a month where we celebrate Disability Pride and advocate for equal rights and health services.
Each month of the year also serves as a challenge to grow on a personal level. This July, we’re challenging ourselves to create and maintain healthy habits. What are some new healthy habits you’d like to incorporate into your daily routine? Below are some examples of how we plan to challenge ourselves and track our progress:
Healthy Habit: Stay well hydrated
Goal: Drink 8 glasses of water a day
How we’ll track progress: We’re going to draw 8 circles on the daily spread of our planners, and fill them in as we drink water throughout the day!
Healthy Habit: Prioritize your Heart Health
Goal: Engage in 10 minutes of accessible cardio-focused activity each day
How we’ll track progress: We’ll mark a small box on our calendars each day this month, and get the satisfaction of checking it off when we’ve completed our 10 minutes of cardio
Healthy Habit: Make sure we’re up to date with our Doctors' appointments—considering our physical and mental health!
Goal: Plan in advance and schedule check-ups with medical providers who we’re due to visit before the year is over.
How we’ll track progress: We’ll mark our appointments for the next few months in our Calendars!
July Bonus Challenge:
Systemic barriers and economic disparities make accessing physical and mental healthcare extremely challenging for many communities. Consider taking time this month to see how you can be an advocate for accessible healthcare in marginalized communities.
by Ambika Rajyagor
A year ago