National Women’s Health Week began yesterday and continues until May 15, 2010. During this time, we should “recommit to breaking existing barriers and improving the health of American women for generations to come,” says a proclamation by President Barack Obama.
The official press release recommends several steps to help achieve these goals, including the following:
- Lead healthy lives and set an example for your children.
- Take advantage of preventive care with routine screenings and checkups.
- Practice simple everyday activities like using sunscreen, exercising regularly, and eating healthy.
- Emphasize the role of women in promoting the vitality of our children and communities.
The federal government also offers an online resource for promoting the goals of women’s health week: Whitehouse Council on Women and Girls.