National Women’s Health Week, from May 12-18, is a national effort by an alliance of government organizations to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health. The focus is on the importance of incorporating simple preventive and positive health behaviors into everyday life. During National Women’s Health Week, women should discuss with their health care professionals which tests and screening are right for them, when they should have them, and how often. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
During this week, dedicated to all women, we present seven ways in which you can improve your health. To lead a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, you can:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Focus on your mental health, including managing stress.
- Get enough sleep.
- Avoid risky behavior, such as distracted driving, excessive drinking, and not wearing a seat belt.
This week, we will be sharing with you 7 Days of 7 Ways to get you on the right track for a long and healthy life.
- Posted by Altie Seigel
- On May 11, 2019