Press release submitted by Henry and Stark County Health Departments.|
Mother's Day Sunday, May 13, is the official kick-off for National Women's Health Week, May 13-19. This year's theme is 'It's Your Time."
Henry County Health department's recommendations for women are:
* Get at least 2-1/2 hours of moderate physical activity, one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week.
* Eat a nutritious diet of mainly fruits and vegetables; grains (at least half should be whole grains); fat-free or lowfat milk and dairy products; fish, skinless poultry and lean red meats; and polyunsaturated and
* Visit a health care professional for regular checkups and preventative screenings.
* Avoid risk behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seatbelt.
* Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
Women are often the caregivers for their spouses, children, and parents and forget to focus on their own health. But research shows that when women take care of themselves, the health of their family improves. During National Women's Health Week it is important to educate our wives, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, girlfriends about the steps they can take to improve their health and prevent disease.
The health department's clinic offers area women such services as annual exams, pap smears, pregnancy testing, contraceptive counseling and supplies,clinical breast exams, fasting blood profiles, and immunizations. Payment for Department services include medicaid, some insurances, and a sliding fee
scale based on client income.
For information about the health services for women call (309) 852-5272 or visit our website www.henrystarkhealth.com
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