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SmartHealthToday: It’s National Women’s Health Week — understand how to improve your health

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It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest self.

That’s the message during National Women’s Health Week this week.

Whether you’re a 20-something or entering retirement age, it’s time to understand what steps you can take to improve your health and make your health a priority.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, here are some steps you can take for better health:

• Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman checkup and preventative screenings.

• Get active.

• Eat healthy.

• Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.

• Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and texting while driving or not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

If you’d like to participate in National Women’s Health Week, the Office on Women’s Health invites you to:

• Spread the word through social media using the hashtag #NWHW.

Take an interactive quiz to learn more about your health and steps you can take for a healthier you.

• Organize events or activities, like a walk at lunch.

SmartHealthToday is a service of St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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