From tickly coughs to queasiness, from sprained ankles to great big bruises, or even if you’re just feeling a bit under the weather – our doctor is one of the most important parts of our health and well-being staying good.
Because life is often hectic, it can be easy to forget how important it is to keep your body ticking over nicely with regular checkups at the doctor – and today, it’s time to make sure everything is a-okay with your body and mind by giving your doctor a call.
Call Your Doctor Day was specifically created to remind women to schedule doctor appointments and annual checkups, but this day can be a reminder for anyone.
The History of Call Your Doctor Day
Call Your Doctor Day was created by Bright Pink, which is a women’s health non-profit organization. They work to increase awareness of women’s health issues and provide support in the local community for at-risk women of all ages.
According to Bright Pink, it is very common for women to keep delaying the routine care they need, often putting it off due to work and family obligations.
Because women’s health is so important, today ensures that an example is set for women to get into the habit of making regular health checkups and also to commit to one annual exam specific to female health, called the Well-Woman Exam.
The Well-Woman exam can pick up early signs of more dangerous illnesses while they are still manageable.
How to Observe Call Your Doctor Day
Have you been putting off a doctors appointment, or a checkup on something that has been bothering you? Pick up the phone right now, and schedule an appointment.
Your health and well-being is one of the most important things you have, and it’s key to keep on top of it. If you have a busy lifestyle, you can arrange an appointment for some time in the future when you know you will be able to squeeze it in.
Bright Pink is a charity which works with raising awareness of a number of female-related illnesses, including ovarian cancer and breast cancer. If you wish to help them support high-risk women, you can donate to their cause or even become a support ambassador.
Be sure to use the hashtag #callyourdoctorday and get the word out there on social media.