Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio) – Kaitlyn Schroderus, Clinical Coordinator at Upper Peninsula Health Group, a subset under Upper Peninsula Health Plan, joined the Sunny Morning Show to discuss Women’s Health Month and shared some good tips for improving health for women.
Schroderus talked about a project that UPHP/UPHG is currently working together on called the “HealthyHer” campaign to promote women’s health.
She said women, especially those with children, tend to put their own health last, and they want to encourage women to put themselves first by establishing at least one healthy goal, such as quitting or cutting down on tobacco use, to drinking more water, to being more active.
Schroderus added that they have engaged about 20 provider offices throughout the Upper Peninsula to take part in the project by running their own “HealthyHer” campaign within their offices.
She added that for good women’s health, prevention is key, with a number of preventive exams and screenings that women can get to stay on top of their health, like an annual well exam, pap smear, mammogram, and various screenings for things such as cancer to sexually transmitted diseases.
Schroderus closed with the advice that if you’re trying to get healthier, start small, because by choosing one simple goal and being diligent about sticking to it, that can get the ball rolling to lead to to better health and wellness.