One of the most exciting parts of May is National Women’s Health Week! National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day, May 14th and is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Women’s Health. This week strives to encourage women to take care of themselves, especially when it comes to their health!
Your health has to be your priority, but it can often be overlooked when juggling work, family and social obligations. Although these are reasonable excuses to lose your way, refocusing on your health can change your life and have immeasurable positive implications for the rest of your life. Taking action today may be easier than you think!
Here are 6 steps you can do today to take control of your health:
- Schedule a doctor’s visit for your annual check-up
- Set up an appointment for preventive screening.
- Make nutrition a priority by making conscious food choices each and every day.
- Ease stress by ensuring you are getting adequate sleep each night.
- Get outside and exercise!
- Speak with your health care professional about some further actions you can take.
There are so many ways to get involved during National Women’s Health Week! It starts by encouraging others to become aware of the need to focus on women’s health. You can do this in the office, at home or online through any social media outlet. It takes a joint effort from everyone to continue to raise awareness of some health issues that plague women today!
How to Celebrate Women’s Health
There are endless ways you can get involved in celebrating women’s health and increasing awareness.
- Join a Women’s Health Awareness walk in your community.
- Organize a cooking class promoting healthful meals.
- Join a fitness class in your community run by local women entrepreneurs.
- Help with local cleanup and planting initiatives put in place to raise awareness of women’s health.
- Get your family involved by cooking meals and exercising together this week.
Making your health and wellness a priority is of utmost importance and the time to take action is now! If you are healthy, strong and happy, you’ll be able to better support your loved ones and will lead a happier life.
Your turn to take action: Spread the word on social media and use the hashtag #NWHW. Make a conscious effort to eat healthier in your next meal and visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about/ for invaluable resources on Women’s Health!