Back to School: Women’s Health

Did you know... that about 1/4 of women in Canada report high levels of stress? While this time of year can mean a change in routine, these tips can help women keep their stress in check as they seek a healthy life.

Stock up your pantry with wholesome foods

Be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet every day including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pay close attention to food labels (choose foods low in saturated and trans-fats, salt and calories).

Look for nutritional supplements with specific health benefits:
  • Foods or supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids may help protect your heart and may help to improve mental health
  • Foods or supplements containing probiotics may help promote digestive health
  • Ask your Walmart Pharmacist which supplements may help you stay healthy

Stay active

Regular physical activity can help you feel more energized and improve your mental and heart health. Try to get 150 minutes per week of low-to-moderate-intensity exercise, such as walking, cycling, and swimming. Lifting weights, push-ups, and climbing stairs can help make your muscles and bones stronger. Be sure to speak with your doctor before you start any new exercise regimen.


Benefits of regular exercise

  • Helps maintain a healthy body weight
  • Helps joints stay well-lubricated and flexible
  • Releases “feel-good” chemicals in your brain
  • Helps mental health and promotes relaxation
  • Reduces your risk of getting certain health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer

Take care of yourself, too!

The modern woman often juggles quite a few roles and responsibilities, so it’s important for women to take time to take care of themselves.

Consider some stress-busting tactics:
  • Create a weekly shopping list and use our Ad Match Policy if you need to. Walmart is your one-stop shop to save time
  • Dedicate a specific time each week to something that gives you pleasure. Enjoy art, music, or taking a long bath. You need to make time for you
  • Use a daily journal to write down your thoughts. Self-reflection can help put things in perspective and it allows you to focus on you

More stress-busting tips

Additional ways to ease stress include:
  • Reading
  • Deep-breathing exercises
  • Massages
  • Meditation
  • Dancing
  • Spiritual activities

Walmart pharmacy can help women of all ages endure back-to-school and has the product selection that speaks to the needs of a busy woman.

TIP: If you are having symptoms of menopause, your Walmart pharmacist can recommend products that can help. Just ask!


Important information

For all of your family’s back-to-school needs, visit the pharmacist at Walmart. Just ask!

This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.

This article is intended as general information. Always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.



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