It’s National Women’s Health Week!

Today I want to give a shout out to all of the ladies because it’s National Women’s Health Week!

Now through Saturday, May 19th the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services is coordinating the 13th Annual Women’s Health Week, a wellness initiative promoting health and wellness in women everywhere.

Let’s be real, we are all busy. Sometimes too busy for our own good and even if we are aware of that, it still doesn’t stop us from that “go, go, go” mentality. (I will be the first to admit to doing this!)

(Do you think my to-do lists are a bit overwhelming?)

But we all need to stop and make sure we put our health on the top of our to-do lists, even when nothing is wrong.

That’s what Women’s Health Week is here to do for us – remind us to think about our health and provide tips and events to help us work toward healthy living.

So in honor of Women’s Health Week, here are few tips to remember:

★    Get preventative screenings!

  • Regular check-ups and tests for things like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, breast cancer, diabetes, colon cancer, and ovarian cancer are important!

★    Get your move on!

  • I know it’s hard to find time to fit exercise in our busy schedules sometimes, but even just little bits of activity throughout the day help.
  • Sneak in several 10 minute walks, tighten abs while you sit at your desk, take the stairs, or use hand weights while you’re on the phone.

★    Eat healthy!

  • Keep basic supplies stocked so you can make a fast, healthy meal in minutes.
  • When you buy veggies, chop/ prepare them all at once so you can easily throw them into recipes quickly.
  • Whenever you can, double recipes and freeze in portion sizes for later meals.
  • Check out my Pinterest page for healthy recipe ideas.

★    Pay attention to mental health, stress management, and sleep!

  • We all need brain and body breaks.  You’re body tells you when its exhausted – listen to it!
  • Strive for that extra hour of sleep each night. Or if you can’t fit that in, at least take 30 minutes before bed to reflect and relax without technology to let your brain rest.
  • If you are dealing with a problem, pick up the phone and call a fellow girlfriend, they give the best advice!

★    Avoid smoking, limit alcohol intake, and wear your seat belt!

  • These are pretty simple tips, but they will be better for you in the long run.

If you would like to learn more about Women’s Health Week, you can attend an event in your local area!

For all my friends in #Indy: Don’t miss this event on Thursday!

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We Serve Women’s Health Open House

Hosted by Sanford Brown College – Indianapolis

Date: 5/17/2012    Time: 10am to 2pm; 4pm to 7pm

Sanford College College
4030 Vincennes Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Description: Free Blood Pressure Checkups, Height and Weight Measurements, Body Fat Calculations, Blood Sugar Testing, Visioning Screening, Color Blindness Checks, and Cholesterol Testing.

This is a free event and is open to the general public.

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For all my friends in Southern Indiana:

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National Women’s Health Day Event

Hosted by Curves

Date: 5/17/2012       Time: 7 pm

Curves in Newburgh
8211 Bell Oaks Drive
Newburgh, IN 47630

Description: This is a Community Health Education Event. Health professionals will be speaking on Women’s Mental Health issues and Menopause issues. There will be a question & answer session afterwards, followed by door prizes and a healthy taster’s potluck.

This is a free event and is open to the general public.

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If you would like to find out more information on the National Women’s Health Week, or look for an event in your area, visit their website at http://womenshealth.gov/whw/.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL OF THE SPECIAL WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE!

(These are some of the special women in my life – Mom, Sister, & Grandma)

Happy National Women’s Health Week! ♥

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Posted on May 16, 2012, in Did You Know?, Events, Indy Adventures and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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