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    Celebrate Women's Health Week May 8-14

    National Women's Health Week brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women's health. The theme for 2011 is "It's Your Time." This health observance week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Those steps include:

    • getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both, each week;
    • eating a nutritious diet;
    • visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings;
    • avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt; and
    • paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.

    Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, children, and parents before their own, says the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, women's health and wellbeing becomes secondary. This initiative aims to support women and help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.


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    We encourage our patients and friends to get out there this week for this years, Women's Fitness Challenge! http://www.prorehabpc.com/blog/
    Posted by PRORehab on 5/10/2011 11:40 AM
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