During National Women's Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th Annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 12, and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
What steps can I take for better health?
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
Get active. Schedule in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.
Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep (7-9 hours per night) and managing stress.
Practice safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, not texting while driving, and taking steps to protect yourself from illnesses.
These steps are the foundation for a lifetime of good health. They can help you be as healthy as possible. If you need help, your local Y has people and resources available to guide you along your Healthy Living journey!