Sunday, May 10, 2009

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week!
  • National Women's Checkup Day will be Monday, May 11, 2009.
  • The eight-week Woman Challenge, an online physical activity program, starts May 10, 2009.
National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). The theme this year is "It's Your Time" and the focus is on taking simple steps that will lead to improved health. These steps are:
  • Getting at least 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week
  • Eating a nutritious diet.
  • Visiting a health care professional for regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  • Avoiding risky behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seatbelt.
  • Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress

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