“National Women’s Health Week is a week long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. Important steps include:
* 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…”
Last year, Women’s Health sponsored an event at the YWCA in Worcester offering free blood pressure screenings to the public. This year, WHCMA is encouraging its fan and patients to join the “Women Challenge” to take a pledge to live healthy and receive regular health screenings.