Most women are guilty of this crime against health.
We make doctor and dentist appointments for our children every six months. We bring them for their shots, their physicals, and all their other wellness activities.
We may even make appointment for our spouses and guilt them into going with verbiage like “if you really loved us you take care of yourself”.
We are so busy juggling our family’s health and wellness we then put our own in the back burner.
Sound familiar? If putting our family’s needs in front of ours was a crime most of us would be serving a life sentence.
Modern American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham once said “The body is a sacred garment”.
Most busy women treat theirs like an old sweat sock.
Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb is aware of the fact that women commit these crimes against their own health and wellness.
To combat it they have created an annual one of a kind women’s health event geared towards us.
Woman of all ages are invited to join them for a morning dedicated to us. The woman who treats herself like a sweat sock instead a Vera Wang original couture garment.
On February 15 and 16 between 8:00 a.m. and noon you can join with other to enjoy healthy snacks, raffles, giveaways, important and necessary health screenings, women’s health education, laughs, pampering, and even some shopping!
“This One’s For The Girls” is the hospital's annual event dedicated to the health and wellness of women.
Free activities will include blood pressure screenings, healthy eating tips, BMI, spot skin checks, pulse oximetry screening, breast cancer risk assessment, and more.
There is even a purse weigh in. A heavy purse is often a cause for shoulder injury and back problems among women.
You can also schedule your annual mammogram for the same time by calling 815.748.2975. Mammograms incur additional charges subject to your insurance. Affordable Care Act 2010 compliant health insurance plans cover mammograms for women. Check with your health insurance agent or consult your policy.
There are no more excuses ladies. Kishwaukee Community Hospital has made a morning just for us to take care of ourselves.
It is time to end the crime of putting off our own health.
For more information visit their website or call 815.756.1521.
This one is for you ladies. See you there!