National Women’s Health Week, May 13–19, 2018
Save the dates! National Women’s Health Week is May 13–19, 2018. Make your health a priority.
It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women’s Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health.
Take the first step! Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration and learn what you can do to lead a healthier life at any age.
About National Women’s Health Week
During National Women’s Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018.
What steps can I take for better health?
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
Stuck in the office?
- Organize a lunchtime walk with your coworkers.
- Encourage everyone to stand at your next meeting.
- Host a healthy potluck or lunchtime salad bar.
- Start a friendly competition with coworkers. Track your steps, water intake, or other healthy activities.
- Invite a local fitness instructor to teach a free yoga or Zumba class.
Join in the fun during your free time!
- Cook up something healthy! If you need inspiration, check out these recipes.
- Turn on your favorite music and dance.
- Sip on water instead of soda and sugary drinks.
- Take a walk with your neighbors.
- Attend a fitness class.
Are you an employer or a public health professional?
- Host a health fair.
- Hold a free or reduced-cost health screening.
- Organize a healthy cooking class or fitness activity.
These steps are the foundation for a lifetime of good health. They can help you be as healthy as possible, whether you’re 20 or over 100!