Women’s Health Week to begin

The 14th annual Women’s Health Week will begin on May 12 and run through the 18. This a week to celebrate and promote women’s health and how important it is. National Women’s Checkup Day is May 13.

In this women, it is to bring awareness of how important their health is and how it should be a top priority. The web site womenshealth.gov, encourages women to take the following five steps to improve physical and mental health and lower the risk of some diseases.

The following steps are:

  • Have regular checkups and preventative screenings;
  • Stay active;
  • Eat healthy;
  • Don’t forget mental health, get enough sleep and manage stress;
  • Stay away from unheathly behaviors.

“Always set aside time for yourself and make time to get these exams,” said Dr. Frita Flynn.

National Checkup Day encourages women to visit their health care professionals and receive their checkups. This is also a day to promote regular checkups since they play a vital role in early detection of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illnesses and sexually transmitted infections. This is the 11th annual National Checkup Day.

Screening test, such as mammograms and Pap tests, can detect diseases really which will be easier to treat. This is an important event during National Women’s Health Week. The women can participate is by contacting their health care providers to schedule checkups or screenings, discuss which ones screening and test are needed. Screening and test are also important if their family history has a high levels of cancers and diseases.