National Women’s Health Week

It’s never too early or too late to work toward being your healthiest you! Make your health a priority and join the National Women’s Health Week celebration May 8–14, 2016. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), National Women’s Health Week helps you understand what steps you can take for better health.

OWH encourages you to:

  • Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
  • Get active.
  • 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.

Because your health needs change as you age, OWH offers checklists for every decade that outline what you can do to improve your health and well-being. Whether you’re in your 20s or 90s, pledge to take at least one of the steps on the checklist for a healthier you.

For more information about National Women’s Health Week, visit You can also follow the Office on Women’s Health on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. And don’t forget to use #NWHW in any messages you share about the week.

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