Say Yes! to your health this National Women’s Health Week by taking steps toward a healthier you.
Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH), National Women’s Health Week reminds women to take simple, manageable steps to improve their overall well-being. HHS OWH encourages women to:
- 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.
As women age, their health needs change. However, there’s one thing all women need — an annual checkup! Your checkup is a time to check in on how you’re doing, how you’d like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals. Don’t delay — now’s the time to schedule your checkup with your doctor. For ideas on how to get the conversation going, HHS OWH offers lists with steps you can take toward a healthier you at every age.
Decide that today is the day to take at least one step for better health, because you’re worth the investment!