For Immediate Release
National Women's Health Week 2013 is approaching, and the Washoe County Health District urges you to take part!
The 14th annual observance of National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 12, 2013, and is celebrated through May 18. With the theme, "It's Your Time," National Women's Health Week 2013 encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.
During National Women's Health Week, women are encouraged to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
- Get regular checkups and preventive screenings;
- Get active;
- Eat healthy;
- Get enough sleep and manage stress; and,
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors such as smoking.
"A woman's own health and well-being may become secondary when she puts the needs of her spouse, partner, children, or parents before her own," said Washoe County Interim District Health Officer Kevin Dick. "And, because it takes a lot of work to be a caregiver, it's important that we support the important women we know and help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives," Dick added.
The National Women's Health Week observance is celebrated across America in communities, neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, hospitals, health centers, businesses, schools, places of worship, recreation centers, and online. Anyone who wants to promote women’s health or participate by making healthy choices for themselves can celebrate. For more information about staying healthy or National Women's Health Week activities, visit www.gethealthywashoe.com or call 800-994-9662.
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