During the National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14, 2011), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging women to take stock and take charge of their health. Below are a few of the tips that are encouraged:
•Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both, each week
•Eating a nutritious diet
•Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
•Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
•Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress
For more practical tips, please visit Womenshealth.gov.