National Women’s Health Week begins, appropriately, every year on Mother’s Day. Each year during this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to help women learn how to achieve longer, healthier, and safer lives.
This special weeklong health observance is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to 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 and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
Learn more about National Women’s Health week by clicking on the links above or on this one here. Share the news with all the wonderful women in your life.