Sunday kicked off National Women’s Health Week. This is a big and wonderful opportunity to empower women to make health a priority (and what’s better than that?). Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, the goal of this week is to encourage and provide women with steps they can take to improve their overall health.
To me, there is no greater Silver Lining than this!
If you can’t join us, here are some tips and suggestions to take the time to think about (and hopefully implement!) this week:
- Getting an annual well-women visit
- Eating healthy food
- Getting active- exercising for at least 30 minutes most days
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol consumptions
- Visiting a doctor or nurse for regular check ups
- Paying attention to your mental health by getting enough sleep and managing stress
- Avoiding unhealthy behaviors such as texting and driving, smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet
Check out Women’sHealth.gov for more age-specific ways to improve your health and get you started on making it a priority this week.