National Women’s Health Week Recap – Tips for a Stress Free Summer!

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This past May 11th – 17th marked National Women’s Health Week and we were a proud partner of this initiative. National Women’s Heath Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to empower women to make their health a priority. Sometimes it’s hard in those busy schedules to maintain a regular appointment schedule. 

What does it mean to be a well woman? It’s a state of mind and a dedication and commitment to being as healthy as you can be! By making the choice to get and stay active, make healthy eating choices every day, sleep enough for mental health and find positive outlets for stress, a healthy lifestyle will affect every aspect of life in a positive way.

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National Women’s Health Week may be over, but there are important steps you can take all year long for better health.” In addition to getting active, you can also: 

  • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  • 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 seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

Also, don’t forget to download and take your MapMyFitness or MapMyWalk app with you as you exercise. Activity is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Check it out:

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You can check out this fact sheet for more information. What’s your summer health goal to stay stress free and healthy? 

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