May 11-17, 2014 is National Women’s Health Week. I am participating in several ways. I have taken the pledge to be a well woman. I will get active, eat healthy, pay attention to mental health and engage in safe behaviors. I am also spreading the word by writing this blog post. Why don’t you join me and take the pledge to be a well woman? Encourage the women you know to take the pledge to be a well woman, too.
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. National Women’s Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.
What does it mean to be a well woman?
It’s a state of mind. It’s being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it’s about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:
- 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, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat belt or bicycle helmet.
How can you celebrate National Women’s Health Week?
The Office on Women’s Health invites women across the country to join in the celebration:
Spread the word through social media, email, community listservs, and more.
How to you plan to live out your pledge to be a well woman? How are you going to be creative with you wellness? You can leave a comment at the end of this post or on the Facebook fan page, Tweet me, or complete the form on the Contact page. Be blessed. Remain encouraged.