As I reviewed the blog’s editorial calendar for May, the presence of National Women’s Health Week on the calendar made me realize that I needed to make several healthcare appointments for me and my husband. So, I got myself together, picked up the telephone and made several overdue appointments. I encourage you to make any necessary appointments to ensure that you are healthy.
National Women’s Health Week is a week-long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take the following five steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
- Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups 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, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving.
It’s your time! Be proactive when it comes to your health. Stay encouraged.