Did you know that July 24, 2020 is International Self-Care Day?

This day is a reminder for all of us as individuals to make self-care a priority, as sometimes it can slip away when faced with stress and busyness in both your personal and professional day to day life.

According to the World Health Organization, self-care is the ability to focus on one’s own health without the assistance of a healthcare provider. Whether this be something as simple as regularly brushing your teeth, or something more challenging like quitting smoking, here are some ways you can take care of yourself not just on July 24th, but every day of the year!

Dental Hygiene
The general rule of thumb when it comes to brushing your teeth is that it should be done twice a day, with toothpaste, for at least two minutes on both occasions. Poor dental hygiene is linked to numerous health concerns, from the obvious like cavities and gum disease to more serious side effects like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Exercise and Healthy Eating
Since we have all been spending more time at home, it can be hard to get up and be active while gyms remain closed. It is important, however, to try to remain active any way you can, as exercise is not only linked to bettering one’s physicality, but also to bettering one’s mental health. Combined with a healthy diet of proteins, natural vitamins, and a little bit of self-motivation, exercise and healthy eating are some of the easiest and best ways to take care of yourself.

Skin Care
As we are currently in the middle of the summer season, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays should be a priority on your self-care day checklist! Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer found around the world and is caused by exposure to UV rays on unprotected skin. Remembering to wear sunscreen is a vital step in limiting the chances of developing this treatable disease, as well as avoiding the sun during its peak hours from 10 am to 2 pm.

Breaking Bad Habits
Over time, bad habits can start being developed without you even realizing it. Whether this be smoking, drinking, or an unhealthy diet, use July 24th as your official start date to break a bad habit that you think is affecting your wellbeing. It can be difficult at first, but with some focus, determination and time, this is a great way to start taking your self-care seriously.

Planning Ahead
Even after you take steps towards committing to self-care, an unpredictable health concern, like a critical illness, can unfortunately pop-up. This is why it is important to plan for your future with the right insurance coverage.

Hudson’s Bay Financial Services offers customers affordable and reliable Critical Illness Insurance. This coverage can help to pay your bills related to living expenses or recovery expenses after you suffer a critical illness. In addition, you’ll also be able to earn up to 2,000 Hudsons’s Bay Rewards points upon enrollment, and another 4,000 points for paying your premium during your annual renewal.1

Get affordable insurance and be sure you are covered in the face of an unpredictable future.

Critical Illness Insurance is offered by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and is underwritten by Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada (“Chubb Life”). This information is for general information purposes only. Actual coverage is determined by the facts and circumstances of the particular loss and the terms and conditions of the policy as issued.

Chubb Life is part of the Chubb Group of companies. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. Chubb Limited, the parent company of Chubb, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.

1. Earn 2,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points at enrolment and 4,000 Rewards points annually when you pay your premiums on a monthly basis.