National Women’s Checkup Day, held every year on the second Monday in May, on May 9 this year. To continue a bit of a theme, this day comes up right after the world celebrates Mother’s Day. In fact, it is celebrated on the Monday directly after Mother’s Day. Held to focus on the importance of regular checkups and doctor’s visits, this day encourages all women to take more steps and maintain better health.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL WOMEN’S CHECKUP DAY
Visit your doctor
Schedule a routine checkup if you haven't had one recently. Before you go, create a list of questions you'd like answered and make a note of your family history that could have a bearing on your health. Go ahead and encourage all the women in your life to get themselves checked, too.
Improve your health
Adopt a better lifestyle for a healthier you. Approach your physician to get tips on how to make changes suited to your lifestyle and then take steps to gradually improve your physical and mental health.
Share with the class
Share the simple ways you are changing and improving your health with your family and friends. For a bigger impact, you can even post on your social media, with regular updates on the changes you are making. This will help inspire other women to make similar changes for their own health.
5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT WOMEN
Women have ‘younger’ brains
A brain metabolism study shows women’s brains appear to be three years younger than men of the same age, which could explain why women retain their cognitive health for longer.
Women pay less for life insurance
Compared to men, women pay less for life insurance as they live longer and, statistics show, their early years are more healthy.
Certain diagnostic screenings take precedence
Cervical and breast cancer screenings are two of the most important services for women's health.
A touchstone for women's health
After 42 years, “Our Bodies, Ourselves” is still considered an expert source of women's health information — published in 26 countries, it has been released in nine editions and sold more than 4 million copies.
Women exhibit better muscle endurance
Women can exercise 75% longer than men can in various stamina exercises, according to studies, and their metabolism in these muscles is better too.