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Women’s Wellness Day – West Midlands Combined Authority 

(September / Turn out: 30 Kids / 20 Adults) 

We organized a small community led exhibition by gathering the health professionals in the area to promote their wellness businesses and organizations; and to help bring the community together to discover the help and advice that is available through this network. Some of our experts included blood pressure expert, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a woman's fertility consultant, a yoga teacher, a badminton coach, and some healthy stalls for people to buy things.

 

We also set out two bouncy castles for any kids that wanted to keep active while their moms got involved with the workshop, it was a good turnout, with over 30 kids throughout the day and around 20 members of the community showing interest in the event throughout the day. Women got involved in the yoga workshop too. 

 

My health benefits from increased circulation and muscle strength to improved flexibility, energy, and metabolism. Yoga can also be great for those who need to relieve stress and reduce anxiety. Essentially, yoga helps your body inside and out. Our blood pressure expert carried out BP test and pointed out their BP range and any further steps to take. Our Nutritionist was there to discuss the importance of nutrition, taking into consideration cultural and ethnic backgrounds and food habits. She said to 

  • Eat a variety of whole, unprocessed foods. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. These foods are packed with essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly. 

  • Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats. Processed foods are often high in added sugar, unhealthy fats, and sodium. Sugary drinks are a major source of empty calories and can contribute to weight gain and other health problems. Unhealthy fats, such as saturated and trans fats, can raise your cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. 

  • Choose lean protein sources. Lean protein sources, such as chicken, fish, beans, and lentils, are low in saturated fat and calories. They are also essential for building and repairing muscle tissue. 

  • Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is important for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Good sources of calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, and fortified foods. Good sources of vitamin D include sunlight, fatty fish, and fortified foods. 

  • Drink plenty of water. Water is essential for good health. It helps to regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients, and flush out toxins. Aim to drink eight glasses of water per day. 

A nutritionist can also help you with specific dietary needs, such as: 

  • Weight loss or gain 

  • Managing a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer 

  • Improving your athletic performance 

  • Eating for pregnancy or breastfeeding 

  • Creating a healthy eating plan for your child or family. 

 

Our fertility consultant offered advice to women and spoke about: 

  • Medication: Fertility consultants can prescribe medications to help women ovulate or to improve sperm quality. 

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI): IUI is a procedure where sperm is placed directly into the uterus. 

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF): IVF is a procedure where eggs are fertilized with sperm in a laboratory and then implanted in the uterus. 

  • Other treatments: Fertility consultants may also recommend other treatments, such as surgery or assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures. 

Fertility consultants also provide emotional support and guidance to their patients. They can help couples understand their treatment options and make decisions about their care. 

Here are some of the things that a fertility consultant might do: 

  • Take a medical history and perform a physical exam. 

  • Order and review fertility tests. 

  • Diagnose infertility and explain the results of tests to patients. 

  • Develop and recommend a treatment plan. 

  • Coordinate and supervise fertility treatments. 

  • Provide emotional support and guidance to patients. 

Fertility consultants play an important role in helping people achieve their dreams of parenthood. 

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