Being able to advocate for ourselves and our health is an topic of importance in today’s day and age. The truth is, it always has been – we just haven’t always recognized our power to do anything about our health until recently. In the past, we left the fate of our bodies and minds up to our physicians. Fortunately, some famous women have advocated for their health and have lead countless others by great example, encouraging women everywhere to do the same thing. Here’s a look at some of the celebrity figures we have to thank for the continued awareness of women’s health advocacy.
When a famous actress undergoes something as severe as a double mastectomy, it would be understandable if they tried to keep the situation under wraps. However, that was not the case with Christina Applegate. Instead of hiding the health crisis that she had faced, she was very open and public about it, hoping to help women everywhere understand and advocate for breast cancer. Christina even started the Right Action for Women campaign, which helps women understand their breast cancer risk and the actions they should take to protect themselves.
Alison Sweeney of “The Biggest Loser” and “Days of Our Lives” is also a very famous women’s health advocate. She’s the author of “The Mommy Diet” (helping moms lose that excess baby weight) and she travels the country speaking to women regarding their health and their bodies. She is known for her motivational and informational speeches and has helped countless women obtain a higher level of health consciousness.
So Where Do You Fit In?
So what do you have in common with Christina Applegate and Alison Sweeney? You don’t have to be a movie star to advocate for women’s health! You have a story to share. Get out there, advocate for your health (and the health of others). Make a difference and then share your story with us. We want to hear from you, and other women need the encouragement and advice that your personal experience can offer.
Everyone has the responsibility of being their own health advocate. We should also share the responsibility of showing others exactly how to do that.