September 30th marks National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a day highlighting the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness among women. Now is the perfect time to encourage the women in your life to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and seeking regular medical care so they may live long and healthy lives.
So, what can women do to be healthier?
It’s simple. Take action!
- Eat Healthy- add more fruits and vegetable into your diet and try to limit eating foods that are high in calories, sugar, salt and fat.
- Get Moving- make a personal goal to reach 2 ½ hours of physical activity per week. Participating in activities you enjoy will help you to stay motivated.
- Quit Tobacco- tobacco smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of COPD and lung cancer.
- Make Prevention a Priority- schedule yearly checkups and regular health screenings with your doctor or local health department.
- Set an Example- consistently pull the above healthy habits together and be a role model for those who may be watching you.
DHD#10 offeres several services for women including Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings, Breastfeeding Support, Diabetes Prevention Programs, Immunizations, Pregnancy Testing and Support, Sexual Health Services, Tobacco Cessation Programs, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and more.
To learn more about the programs offered or to schedule a service, call 888-217-3904.