SPARKS — With the theme, “It’s Your Time,” National Women’s Health Week 2012 will begin Sunday for a week long awareness campaign that encourages women to make their health a top priority, and take simple steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.
During National Women’s Health Week, women are encouraged to get regular checkups, and preventive screenings, get active, eat healthy, get enough sleep, and manage stress and avoid unhealthy behaviors such as smoking to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
“A woman’s own health and well-being may become secondary when a woman puts the needs of her spouse, partner, children, and parents before her own,” said Dr. Joseph Iser, Washoe County District Health Officer. “It takes a lot of work to be a caregiver to others, and it is important that we all take a role in supporting the important women we know, and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
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.