Join us in celebrating National Women's Health Week! Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, National Women's Health Week brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups to celebrate the importance of women's health.
Women are so busy that they don't frequently take time to make their health a priority. Often it becomes secondary to caring for family, spouses, partners, and children. National Women's Health Week is a great time to begin recognizing how essential it is to support all women and help them lead longer, healthier, and happier lives. Here are five ways that women can improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
- Visit a health care professional 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, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving