This year, make your health a priority and celebrate National Women's Health Week May 11-17! Her Campus is proud to be an official partner of NWHW for the second year in a row.
NWHW, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, empowers women and promotes the idea of being a "well woman," which is all about being as healthy as you can be. The Office on Women's Health invites you to take steps to improve your physical and mental health, which include:
- Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings
- Getting active
- Eating healthily
- Getting enough sleep and managing stress
- Avoiding unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet
As part of NWHW, The Office on Women's Health also promotes National Women's Checkup Day on May 12, which encourages women to schedule an annual well-woman visit. These visits include discussing your family history and health habits, scheduling necessary screenings and exams and setting important health goals. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, these annual visits are considered preventative, and must be covered by most health care plans at no cost to you!
For more information about National Women's Health Week, visit the official website.