Monday, May 13th is National Women’s Checkup Day and the beginning of National Women’s Health Week!
The goal of National Women’s Checkup Day 2019 is maintaining regular checkups as one of five healthy habits women can do to improve their health. Other habits we can include are physical activity, healthy diets, quit smoking and following general safety rules.
Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams. Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer and others.
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a health care provider for a well-woman visit (checkup), preventive screenings, and vaccines.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- 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.
For more information, visit women’s health.gov and schedule a checkup if you haven’t had one recently!