National Women’s Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. It's a time dedicated to women making health a priority. It's also a time for women to learn how to improve health.
For more information and how you can take the pledge to be healthy, visit: http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/pledge/
To stay healthy, Womenshealth.gov recommends the following:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) 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
- Find out what additional steps you can take based on your age
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