I'm so excited to be an ambassador for National Women's Health week this 2018! Read on to learn more about this event, and to get involved!
What is National Women's Health Week?
National Women’s Health Week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible. OWH reminds women to:
- Visit a doctor or nurse for a well-woman visit (checkup) and preventive screenings.
- Get active.
- Eat healthy.
- Pay attention to their mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
Growing up, I did so much harm to myself mentally and physically because I was trying to be a certain size. It was all about vanity and appearance.
Since then, I've come to understand what true health and well-being are all about. I could have spared myself a lot of issues by figuring that out sooner! That's why I've created the #healthyatanysize movement and made it my mission to help women love their bodies harder than ever before.
Join the #WhatIWishIdKnown Challenge!
Participate in our #WhatIWishIdKnown challenge! Share what you wish you'd known about being healthy at different ages and stages in your life. In other words, what health advice would you share with your younger self? Don't sweat the small stuff? Get more sleep? Protect your skin from the sun? Wear comfortable shoes? Give yourself more “me” time?
Whatever it is, our hope is that women will share their valuable health lessons, learn from each other, and feel inspired to take steps for better health now and in the future. Join the challenge by sharing your own!