SOURCE: [Office on Women's Health - womenshealth.gov]
For more information visit: https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw
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We believe that with the support of family, friends and community, all women and families can thrive
We believe that through education, encouragement and, empowerment, all women can achieve their goals.
We believe that women deserve full access to the resources and information they need to live, not just survive.
We believe that all women and their children deserve to live happy, healthy,safe, productive lives.
How can YOU take these steps?
It's not always easy to take steps for better health, and every woman has her own approach. The key is to find what works for you. A great way to do that is to reflect on your health goals, what motivates you, and what's holding you back from being your healthiest you.
How can YOU participate in National Women's Health Week?
The Office on Women's Health invites you to:
Share what steps you're taking for good health at every age. Use our social media and promotional tools. Use #NWHW and #FindYourHealth in any social media messages you share.
Organize events or activities in your community.
Use our online tool for customized tips to improve your healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Share the tool with your friends and family to help them take the next step on their personal health journeys..
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.
Taking Steps To Build A Foundation of Good Health
But health isn’t one-size-fits-all. We’re all unique! We all have our own reasons for wanting to be healthy and ways of going about it. It can be hard to take steps for good health. But discovering what works best for you can help you build healthy habits — habits you’ll be more likely to stick to for a healthier, happier you..
The steps that build a foundation of good health are the same for everyone:
WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK BEGINS IN MAY EACH YEAR ON MOTHERS DAY AND IS RECOGNIZED THE ENTIRE WEEK.
During National Women's Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.
What steps can YOU take for better health?
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
Visit a health care provider for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
Practice safe behaviors, such as quitting smoking, not texting while driving, and taking steps to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.