lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016
Women—take charge of your health
For many women, growing older is a time of new opportunities and personal growth. But, women may also face special challenges as they age. Some, like menopause, are a natural part of life. Others, like heart disease or diabetes, can be related to family history or lifestyle. Caring for an aging parent (or active grandchildren!) may add to an already busy time.
Make time to take care of yourself! Women’s Health Week, May 8-14, 2016, encourages women to feel empowered to make their health a priority.
Take steps today to improve your mental and physical health.
- Schedule routine health screenings with your doctor. Find outwhich health screenings are important for women over 50 on NIHSeniorHealth.
- Get active with our exercise and physical activity campaign, Go4Life.
- Eat healthy.
- Focus on mental health: get enough sleep and take steps to manage stress.
The National Institute on Aging has resources on women’s health topics, including osteoporosis and menopause, available on our website.
Please share this email with the women in your life, and follow #NWHW on Twitter to learn more about women’s health and steps you can take for healthy aging.