Black To Life… For A Healthier You
In love and good health
BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, which is a great time to recognize that expressions of true love can come in various forms. One of the most impactful expressions of love comes with making sure your significant other is in good health, both physically and mentally.
It has been shown, for example, that an intimate partner’s touch can be an important line of defense for women’s breast health. Women can often be very detailed about household issues; imagine the impact if they applied that organizational acumen to ensuring that their partners have had annual check-ups and other important medical screenings. Woman or man, are we keeping track of the unhealthy food our loved ones consume?
Let’s put our love in motion! Men, you should remind your wife or partner about yearly physical exams with an OB-GYN. If possible, put it on your own schedule and make a point of accompanying her to the doctor.
After all, understanding follows education. For example, there may be issues of physical health behind any negative emotions or attitudes displayed by your significant other. Weight gain and bloat may not always be associated with overeating; men unhappy with their mate’s weight gain should first suggest a physical exam, in order to foster a greater understanding of what is going on internally.
Let your love show, with a commitment to helping your mate achieve better health. Your love will continue to grow with time, and you’ll both be in better position to enjoy it.