The nation’s largest annual health promotion event targeting the health and fitness of women across the country takes place at the end of September. This national program focuses its attention on the importance of regular physical activity and overall awareness of healthy behaviors associated with women’s health.
National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. It also empowers women to make their physical and mental health a priority, as well as to lower their risks of certain diseases. The following five initiatives are being promoted as the best ways to help improve overall health for women:
-Making regular visits to health care professionals for check ups and screenings.
-Paying attention to mental health (getting enough sleep and managing stress)
-Avoiding unhealthy behaviors (not smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, avoiding texting while driving, avoid excess amounts of alcohol, safe sexual practices, etc.)
We recognize the importance of this week because we care about the women we serve. Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being often becomes secondary. As a healthcare provider, we have a responsibility to support women and do everything we can to help them take steps towards a longer, healthier, happier life.
If there is any way we can help support your health goals, let us know. We’re happy to provide guidance on maintaining your best health throughout your life.