During National Women’s Health Week, women are encouraged to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases by getting regular checkups and preventive screenings, getting active and eating healthy.
“A woman’s own health and well-being may become secondary when she puts the needs of her spouse, partner, children, or parents before her own,” said Washoe County Interim District Health Officer Kevin Dick. “And, because it takes a lot of work to be a caregiver, it’s important that we support the important women we know and help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives,” Dick added.
The National Women’s Health Week observance is celebrated across America in communities, neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, hospitals, health centers, businesses, schools, places of worship, recreation centers and online. Anyone who wants to promote women’s health or participate by making healthy choices for themselves can celebrate. For more information about staying healthy or National Women’s Health Week activities, visit www.gethealthywashoe.com or call 800-994-9662.