By: LECOM Wellness
The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week begins Sunday, May 14 through Saturday, May 20, 2017. This week is a time to encourage women of all ages to take steps to improve their health. Here are three ways to make the most of National Women’s Health Week:
Add regular check-ups to your health and wellness routine. Preventative care can help to prevent diseases or to detect problems early, when treatments are more effective. Schedule a check-up this week to learn about your health status and talk to your health care provider about tips for staying well or tips to manage about pre-existing conditions.
Get Regular Exercise
Make a commitment to start a regular exercise routine. Exercise has many benefits including lowering your risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women. Our fitness specialists are happy to create a customized fitness plan to help you reach your fitness goals. Ask about our FREE Polar BodyAge® fitness assessment to learn your fitness level and set your goals.
Make Healthy Food Choices
Along with your exercise routine, nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Incorporate healthy foods into your diet such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and foods that are a good source of folic acid. Limit regular soft drinks, sugar-sweetened beverages, candy, baked goods and fried foods.
The goal this week is for all women to make health a priority. To learn more about National Women’s Health Week visit the Office of Women’s Health website at womenshealth.gov.
Health, C. o. (2016, May 5). National Women’s Health Week. Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/features/nwhw/
Health, O. o. (2017, March 31). National Women’s Health Week. Retrieved from Womenshealth.gov: https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about
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