National Women’s Health Month

The entire month of May is National Women’s Health Month, and the week of May 13th through the 19th is National Women’s Health Week. The purpose of this time is to focus on the importance of women’s health and to serve as a reminder for women to make their health a priority.

The Importance of Women’s Health

Many women serve as a caretaker to others, and because of the time-consuming nature of that job, they often place their own health and wellbeing on the backburner. However, it is essential both for the interest of the woman and those around her that health is prioritized.

In addition, being healthy and taking care of yourself is an important part of living a long and fulfilling life. Here at North County Health Services (NCHS), we want every one of our neighbors and community members to enjoy a happy, full, and healthy life, so we make ourselves available for multiple health-related services in your area.

How Can I Focus on My Health?

Women can celebrate National Women’s Health Month by learning about how to better care for themselves and by learning about common women’s health issues. Learn how to eat healthy and consume a balanced diet, learn about the best ways to exercise for your age and fitness goals, educate yourself on mental health issues and how to care for your mental state, and be sure to avoid unhealthy behaviors, like drinking too much, smoking, or a bad diet. Additionally, make sure you are visiting a doctor regularly for a women’s health checkup and having any recommended health screenings. Don’t hesitate to ask your NCHS doctor about any symptoms, ailments, or concerns that you have so that you can be proactive in caring for yourself and so you can deal with any women’s health issues in the best way possible.

Bring Awareness to National Women’s Health Month!

To bring awareness to the importance of women’s health, educate yourself on women’s health issues and then spread the word! Share what you’ve learned with family and friends, organize and host an event in your community, and spread your knowledge on social media.

They say that whole-family health starts with women’s health, so do yourself and your whole family a favor by engaging in healthy activities and habits as you celebrate National Women’s Health Month this May!