RESOURCES: WOMEN'S HEALTH
Exercise like horseback riding, running, and sit-ups are common causes of the side stitch. You shouldn't drink large amounts of water or eat 2-4 hours before exercise. Sip small amounts (1-2 swallows) before and during exercise and wait to fully re-hydrate until after the workout.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is extremely important for women, particularly because it helps increase bone density which is a valuable factor in one’s health later in life. Controlling body weight, which becomes harder as we age, is also a key factor in long-term health as this reduces the chance of developing life-threatening health issues.
As caretakers, women frequently neglect their own health while vigilantly keeping an eye on the health and well being of family members. It is important to visit your doctor regularly and have recommended tests and screenings on regular basis. The U.S. Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, Women's Health website provides useful information and guidelines for recommended screenings and immunizations for women. These are IN ADDITION to an annual physical checkup at your doctor’s office.
Visit their link below to access their guidelines: