Happy Mother’s Day!
Today is also the start of National Women’s Health Week! This is a “nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to encourage women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life”.
Some of the steps the initiative encourages women to take are:
- Engaging in physical activity most days of the week
- Making healthy food choices
- Visiting a healthcare provider to receive regular check-ups and preventive screenings
- Avoiding risky behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
If I have the time I will focus my blog posts this week around National Women’s Health Week, but I will be busy the next couple days and may not be able to all week.
Also, there is a ‘WOMAN Challenge’, which is a virtual walk across the country (U.S.) as part of an eight-week physical activity challenge. Basically you are supposed to try to walk 10,000 steps or get 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day.
They have sort of virtual teams to participate in it together. Do any women bloggers out there have a team? I went ahead and started my own, but if someone else has one I could join I might do that instead. Or – if anyone wants to join my team – please let me know!
Update: Here’s the instructions for joining my team: First you have to register at the site, then go to ‘Find a Team to Join‘ , then scroll down to Missouri, click and then choose the “Ideas For Women .com” team.
More information is here: WOMAN Challenge
I signed up for the cross country route which starts in San Francisco. Of course since its virtual, anyone from anywhere can join.
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