Sunday, May 13, 2012

Women's Health Week


National Women’s Health Week is a nationwide observance that begins on Mother’s Day. During the week of May 13 through May 19, individuals, families, communities, and others work to help women learn how to achieve longer, healthier, and safer lives.

This year’s theme is “It’s Your Time!” and encourages women to take simple steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Some of these steps include: visiting a health care professional for regular checkups and preventive screenings; getting active; eating healthy; paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress; and avoiding unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking or not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

For more information, visit www.womenshealth.gov

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