Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celebrating Women's Health Week

In celebration of National Women's Health Week, Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin released the following statement on the importance of recognizing this week and empowering women to make health their top priority.

"With the theme "It's Your Time", the goal of National Women's Health Week is to empower women to make their own health a top priority and encourage them to take small, manageable steps to improve their health and reduce their risk for many diseases. This year I encourage women to celebrate themseleves by focusing on their own health and well-being.

The most important steps women can take to improve their health include eating well a balanced, nutritious diet; getting regular physical activity; avoiding unhealthy behaviors; and paying attention to mental health. In addition, women should get regular checkups and preventative screenings.

During National Women's Health Week it is important to tell our wives, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and girlfriends to make the time to improve their health, prevent disease, and live longer, healthier, and happier lives. After all, when women take even simple steps to improve their health, the results can be significant and everyone benefits" Source: SurgeonGeneral.gov

The President also proclaimed this week as National Women's Health Week. Click here to read the proclamation.

Below are some resources to get you on track to a healthy life with tips for meeting your nutritional needs, healthy skin, a healthy body, emotional health, online health tools and more...

HealthyWomen.org

CDC.gov

Women's Health Magazine

Self Magazine


Prevention Magazine

Health.com