The Friday Five – National Women’s Health Week
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (@womenshealth), serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 20th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 12, and was celebrated throughout this past week. Our Friday Five sifts through some of the highlights of the week and features five of them.
Are you ready to find your health?
According to the Office on Women’s Health your health is a lifelong journey. It’s personal. It’s unique. It’s yours. Where are you on your health journey, and where do you want to go? Every woman has her own approach, and it’s not always easy to take steps for better health. This National Women’s Health Week use this new tool to help find what works best for you.
— womenshealth.gov (@womenshealth) May 14, 2019
Google Doodle honors Pap smear inventor Georgios Papanikolaou
Pioneering scientist, Georgios Papanikolaou would have been 136 years old this year. The researcher was honored with the May 13 Google Doodle, which celebrated his birthday — and his most important invention: the Pap smear. This Women’s Health Week take a minute to learn about the pathologist who revolutionized early cancer detection and founded an entire scientific discipline.
— CNET (@CNET) May 14, 2019
Message from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
In this video message for National Women’s Week, Holli Richmond, PCSFN Executive Director, highlights the many benefits of sports and fitness for girls and women. Regular participation in sports or any physical activity improves health, builds confidence and self-esteem and lowers risk of depression.
— President’s Council (@FitnessGov) May 15, 2019
Heart Health for Women
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women? Learn more about heart disease in women and check out FDA’s tips to help you make good decisions about your heart health.
Great heart health starts with prevention. Many women don’t know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. This National Women’s Health Week, spread the word and learn more about the risk factors: https://t.co/Uh9BcTArs0 #NWHW pic.twitter.com/s8dpZGnDAC
— FDAWomen (@FDAWomen) May 14, 2019
Bias Against Women in Healthcare
Not surprisingly, experts say there is a bias against women in our healthcare system which means many female patients aren’t getting the care they need to be healthy. During Women’s Health Week, Maria Shriver explores this topic and more during her segment on the Today Show.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) May 14, 2019
Put this Keto McGriddle into your breakfast rotation, maybe on Wednesday, as a mid-week pick me up!
Easy keto-friendly breakfast, right this way. pic.twitter.com/8ZoxwezoIf
— Women’s Health (@WomensHealthMag) May 14, 2019