Mother’s Day kicked off National Women’s Health Week, which serves to remind females to keep their health in focus and work on developing healthy habits. The National Office of Women’s Health created a customized webpage dedicated to the cause that offers information for all ages. In addition, each woman who visits the site can take a pledge toward putting her health first and taking the time to make healthy lifestyle habits.
Here are some of the unique pledge items for Women’s Health Week:
- Get an annual well-woman visit.
- Limit alcohol use.
- Quit smoking or don’t start.
- Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days.
- Ask what shots I need.
- Choose the right birth control if I have sex.
- Talk to my doctor about Pap and HPV tests.
- Talk to my doctor about whether I am having perimenopause symptoms.
- Get an HIV test at least once in my lifetime.
- Talk to my doctor about getting my cholesterol checked if I have a family history of heart problems.
- Get tested for diabetes if I have blood pressure higher than 135/80.
- Talk to my doctor about my family history of cancers.
- Talk to my doctor about stress, depression, and other mental health concerns.
- Talk to my doctor about whether I should have a screening mammogram.
Women’s health is about more than just eating better and exercising regularly. Developing healthy habits should include talking to your doctor about any concerns you have about your body, or family history of health problems.
Take the pledge and learn more about how to become healthier at WomensHealth.gov.
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