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National Women’s Health Week

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Women's Health Week

National Women’s Health Wee

May 11-17 is National Women’s Health Week. Take steps to live a safer and healthier life.

This year, give yourself a healthy makeover and enjoy the benefits for life. Women across the country are taking steps to live safer and healthier lives by making health a priority. You can too.

  • Stay sharp. Physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and may help you sleep better. Research has shown that doing aerobic or a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities 3 to 5 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes can give you these mental health benefits.
  • Improve sleep. Studies conducted in the community reveal an association between short sleep duration and excess body weight. Recent research has indicated that depressive symptoms may decrease once sleep apnea has been effectively treated and sufficient sleep restored. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7-8 hours a day.
  • Use prescription drugs only as directed by a health care provider. Help prevent misuse and abuse by not selling or sharing prescription drugs. About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the US.

Give yourself a “heart-healthy” makeover.

  • Be a little fruity. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy way to lose or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Have less stress about quitting. Smoking declined among all U.S. adults, from around 21% in 2005 to 18% in 2012. Eighty-four percent of adult women in the U.S. do not smoke. For support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources:

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