Women: Take Five Steps to Better Health

Women: Take Five Steps to Better Health

Whether at work or at home, women often take care of others before themselves. In fact, according to a 2017 “Women’s Wellness Report” from Everyday Health, 76% of the 3,000 women participants said they were more likely to put their own personal needs after someone else’s.

National Women’s Health Week (May 13-19) reminds women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life.

These five steps can help improve physical and mental health:

  1. Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
  2. Get active.
  3. Eat healthy.
  4. Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  5. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smokingtexting while driving, and not wearing a seat belt or bicycle helmet.

These steps can help provide a lifetime of good health. Additional steps women can take based on age can be found at

Sources: Everyday Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health

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