Celebrate National Women’s Health week by encouraging the women you care about to take these steps to live a happier and healthier life:
Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
Get active and enjoy the spring and summer weather.
Enjoy healthy foods.
Prioritize mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
Healthy hints: For better health, add sleep to the to-do list. And, feel free to hit the snooze button, especially if you’re a woman. Women are at a higher risk for conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease due to sleep loss.* That’s why it’s so important that women get enough zzzzs.
Tips for getting good sleep.
- Keep a routine. Get up at the same time each morning, have meals at regular times, and go through the same bedtime ritual (bath, snack, book, etc.) each night. This keeps your body ready for sleep when it is bedtime.
- Make your bedroom a good place for sleep. Keep it quiet, cool and dark. Don’t eat, watch TV, write, talk on the phone or worry
in bed. Once you get in bed, your mind should be off for the night.
- Be aware of what you put into your body and how it affects your sleep. Do not have any caffeine after lunch. Avoid alcohol (and heavy exercise) within six hours of your bedtime. Don’t smoke before bedtime, and keep any bedtime snacks light. Try to avoid using sleeping pills.
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