National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week  is May 13-19. This week long health observance  is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. Important steps include:

*Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of monderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity or a combination of both each week

*Visiting a health care professional to receive regular check-ups and preventative screenings

*Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seat belt

*Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress

*Eating a nutritious diet

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