National Women's Health Week (#NWHW) began as an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to get women to take care of themselves. The goal of this effort is for women to make health a priority and remain well-women.
Now who is a well-woman?
She is one who:
- receives regular checkups and preventative screenings
- is physically active
- eats healthy food
- takes care of herself mentally and emotionally, by sleeping well and addressing issues that stress her
- avoids behavior that harms her well being like smoking and texting while driving.
As part of this continued effort, NWHW also has a day dedicated as National Women’s Checkup Day.
This day encourages women to schedule an annual well-woman visit, a checkup. The well-woman visit is carried out so that women can discuss their health habits and health history with their doctors, get necessary screenings and exams, and set health goals.
All this week, we'll be posting tips for staying healthy and making healthy life-choices.