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

SmartHealthToday team

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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