Focus on women’s health this week

2013-NWHW-Logo-1050x650Women often serve as caregivers for their loved ones, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being can become secondary.

The 14th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off yesterday—Mother’s Day—and runs through Saturday, May 18. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, this observance empowers women to make health a priority and encourages them to improve their mental and physical health.

Support the women you know—your mother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend—and help them take steps toward longer, healthier, happier lives.

As part of National Women’s Health Week, share these tips with the women in your life.

  • Visit a healthcare professional to receive regular check-ups 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.

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