This week is National Women’s Health Week!
National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. Focusing on women’s health is a critical issue. A recent article in the Washington Post, highlights some alarming trends in women’s health in areas involving STDs, mental health, disparities, and chronic disease prevention. Click on the following link to read the full article. http://wapo.st/1IS1y6h
What steps can I take for better health?
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a doctor or nurse to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
Find out what additional steps you should take based on your age.
The Office on Women’s Health invites women across the country to:
- Spread the word through social media with our easy-to-use resources. Use the #NWHW hashtag.
- Join the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap.
- Take the National Women’s Health Week pledge.
- Organize events or activities.
- Share National Women’s Health Week infocards with your friends, family, and coworkers.
- Learn what steps you should take for good health based on your age.
- Schedule your well-woman visit every year http://www.womenshealth.gov/
Visit Office of Women's Health to find out more.