National Women’s Health Week

A Harvard Medical study recently calculated that 20-40% of cancer cases and deaths could be prevented, yet many women still put others’ health, including pets, above their own. Luckily, a weeklong National Women’s Health Week observance was created. It’s all about empowering women to make their health a priority. Mother’s Day marks the kickoff of National Women’s Health Week, running until May 20th.

Join us to celebrate the health of women of all ages, and put your health first this year, so you can be even more equipped to help others:

Schedule the Check Up You Put Off

May 8th marks National Women’s Check-Up Day, so whether you have been putting off your yearly physical, annual exam or other health screening, call your doctor today.

Know Your Family Cancer History

If your family has a history of hereditary cancer (breast, endometrial, prostate, melanoma, pancreatic, colorectal, gastric or ovarian) make sure you know your potential risk. By doing this, you will increase your chances of preventing life threatening cancer and get ahead of any uncertainty.

Go Outside

The outdoors has a dual use when it comes to your health. Mentally, the outdoors helps clear the mind, increases focus and decreases stress throughout the day. Physically, going outside also has many health benefits. People tend to have more energy and boost the immune system with the extra Vitamin D from the sun.

Be Healthy

As much as we try, eating healthy and staying active can be hard to achieve during the busy parts of your day, but they can help prevent both cancer and osteoporosis. Healthy eating and staying active also have similar mood and productivity boosting capabilities as the outdoors. Don’t stay too far from chocolate and wine, both have proven health benefits in small, moderated quantities.

Share the knowledge!

In the words of Mark Zuckerberg, ‘People influence people’. Tell other woman in your life to put their health first, and take the first step today.

To learn more, make sure to follow the #NWHW. Want to take the first step and book your mammogram or hereditary cancer screening? Call our office to book your appointment today: 312-867-9000.