National Women’s Health Week is May 11-17
National Women’s Health Week, May 11-17, 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. It also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.
What does it mean to be a well woman? It’s a state of mind. It’s being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it’s about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:
• 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, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
We can all support National Women’s Health Week! Here’s what you can do:
• Visit www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/ for more ideas on how you can spread the word about the importance of women’s health.
• On Monday, May 12, watch the health department’s Facebook and Twitter messages, and share women’s health messages as they are posted.