National Women’s Health Week

by SKHC Editor on May 15, 2012

Did you know this week is National Women’s Health Week?  This weeklong observance, arranged by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, brings together different groups of people together in an effort to promote women’s health.

This year’s theme, “It’s Your Time”, encourages women to make their health a top priority.  National Women’s Health Week suggests the following steps to improve women’s physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:

  • Receive regular checkups and preventative screenings by a healthcare professional
  • Be active (find what works for you and make it a habit)
  • Eat healthy (fruits, veggies, grains, low fat dairy, protein)
  • Check your mental health (this includes getting enough sleep and managing stress)
  • Avoid unhealthy habits (smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, etc.)

Sounds pretty easy, right?  Share these tips with the females in your life and take these healthy steps together.

Source: womenshealth.gov

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