Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day, and the start of National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14) encourages women to make health a top priority and to take simple steps to achieve a longer, healthier, happier life.
Those 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
Love your mother? Why not give her a gift that will last her a lifetime?
A day at the spa, a new pair of walking shoes (and then take a walk with her), make her a healthy Mother’s Day meal, change the batteries in her smoke detector, do the chores around the house so that she can spend time doing something she loves to do, reduce her stress by taking care of yourself.
For more information about Women’s Health Week visit women’shealth.gov