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National Women’s Health Week

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is during the month of May each year. This year, it will go from May 12 to May 19, 2019. During this week, advocates encourage women everywhere to improve their overall health and wellbeing.

What Is National Women’s Health Week?

This annual event starts on Mother’s Day and lasts for a week. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Service, the week is all about helping millions of women to prioritize their health. With the right care, women can become as healthy as possible. This year will be the 20th anniversary of National Women’s Health Week.

If you want to take part in National Women’s Health Week, you can adopt a healthier lifestyle through activities like eating healthy and working out. You can also learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle at different ages. Help your friends become healthier by promoting the event through #NWHW. If you want to do even more to help, try organizing activities and events in your area.

Learning How to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health

During this awareness event, take time to care for your own health. If you have not had your well-woman visit recently, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Make sure that you have had all of the vaccines and preventative screenings that you need.

You can improve your health by living a balanced lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet, quit smoking and stay physically active. These steps can help you create the foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness.

Mental health is also important. National Women’s Health Week is a reminder to get enough sleep and notice signs of mental disorders. Take time to manage your stress levels through relaxation techniques. There are a number of mental health screenings that can help you spot signs of mental disorders like depression or anxiety.

Many people forget that substance use is a type of mental health disorder. Over time, it can also impact your physical health as well. While an addiction is a chronic illness, it does not have to control your life forever. If you or a loved one suffers from substance use, this awareness week is a good time to seek out help.

Discovering the Right Support

If you or a loved one suffer from health-related or addiction-related problems, help is available. In a treatment center, you can find the high-quality care you need to recover. Gender-specific programs like a women’s addiction treatment center make it easier to get the kind of customized, holistic care you need to recover. In the right treatment program, you can find options such as:

  • Gardening
  • Clinical, experiential and organic eco-therapy
  • Nutritional, physical and psychiatric evaluations
  • Hybrid adventure programs
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Trauma-informed treatment options

You do not have to let an addiction or a mental illness take control of your entire life. With the right care, you can begin your journey toward a healthier happier lifestyle today. Call Red Oak Recovery® at 866.457.7590 to find out how.