National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20, 2017. National Women's Health Week 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. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. Learn more about your health style with this simple quiz.
Take small steps to better health. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Make a pledge to:
  • Eat one more fruit and vegetable every day
  • Take a 30-minute walk every day
  • Drink one more glass of water every day
  • Sleep for 8 hours every night
  • Brush and floss your teeth twice a day
  • Stop smoking
  • Any other small changes you want to make!
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Use National Women’s Health Week  to schedule any health visits that you have been putting off. You should see your regular doctor, dentist, and OB/GYN at least once a year.  You should also schedule some visits and health screenings based on your age. Did you know that you should start having your blood pressure and cholesterol checked in your 20’s? See the National Women’s Health page for more ideas.

Age is just a number! You're never too young or too old to be your healthiest you!
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