National Women’s Health Week, May 9th – 15th

by BHulslander May 6, 2010

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. Important steps include:

  • Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
  • Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress

National Women’s Health Week will also kick off the “Woman Challenge”, an eight-week physical activity challenge for women across the nation. Woman Challenge encourages women to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week. Use the free Woman Activity Tracker, a program designed to help you set personal goals, earn virtual awards, and interact with a community of women just like you!

Register today and join The Orthopaedic Institute’s Woman Challenge Team. Together, we will help motivate each other to reach our personal wellness goals.

 

Click HERE (http://www.womenshealth.gov/woman/register/) to register.

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