The Friday Five – National Women’s Health Week
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National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to encourage women to take steps to improve their health. The 18th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017. This week’s Friday Five supports this initiative by offering some tips regarding women and health and how to participate during NWHW to start your journey toward a healthier lifestyle.
Quiz: What’s your health style?
The official National Women’s Health Week site, sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health (@womenshealth) has a plethora of resources, information and ideas about what to do and how to celebrate NWHW. If you read or do nothing else on the website, be sure to take their Quiz: What’s your health style? The interactive assessment takes only a few minutes to complete and will rate how healthy, or not healthy, you are. At the end you will also receive a link to some tips for how to improve your lifestyle quickly and easily.
— womenshealth.gov (@womenshealth) May 11, 2017
Top 10 Health Tips for Women
WebMD (@WebMD) offers ten tips every woman should know to keep their overall health humming. Most are simple things you can easily add to your daily routine while a few require a bit more effort. Pick a few to start with and add more as you go along. Before you know it you’ll be on the road to a happier, healthier you.
34 Little Health Skills Every Woman Should Know
Prevention Magazine (@PreventionMag) “polled hundreds of experts from top doctors to restaurant menu planners to sex coaches—for all the essential health tips women need to eat better, feel better, and look better.” This article is sure to have an array of tips and tricks about which you didn’t know. Many are of the “life hacker” variety and feel as if it could be advice your best friend just imparted.
The Best Women’s Health Blogs of the Year
Healthline (@Healthline) did the work for us and chose the best of the best blogs out there for women. The blogs were chosen “because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.” The list covers a variety of health related topics from exercise, to food and supplements, to mental well being. Be sure to check out Wellness Mama, one of my favorites, for all sorts of good information on natural green living.
National Women’s Check-up Day – May 15th
Schedule your next check up NOW and follow the CDC’s Check up List to ensure that you are fully prepared with all of the information you should have for your doctor and all of the questions you should ask. Not convinced you need a check up? Read the CDC’s article Regular Check-Ups are Important if you are on the fence.
— womenshealth.gov (@womenshealth) May 10, 2017
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