National Women’s Checkup Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health and as part of National Women’s Health Week, the second Monday in May is National Women’s Checkup Day.

The goal of National Women’s Checkup Day 2016 maintaining regular checkups as one of five healthy habits women can do to improve their health.Other habits we can include are physical activity, healthy diets, quit smoking and following general safety rules.

Yearly well-woman visits are important and should include discussions of your health habits and family history, setting health goals and scheduling or receiving screenings or necessary exams.Screening would include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer and others.

For more information, visit women’s health.gov.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Schedule a checkup if you haven’t had one recently.Use #WomensCheckupDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Women’s Checkup Day is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and

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