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National Women's Health Week

May 14-20, 2023

National Women's Health Week Messaging Toolkit

National Women's Health Week Messaging Toolkit

Key Messages and Daily Themes

Daily themes and messages emphasize prevention, screening, chronic disease, hypertension, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, health equity, and health information that women most need to hear this NWHW to improve women’s health through strengthening primary care. 

Our downloadable and shareable materials are designed to be shared with your audiences and across media channels.

Day 1: End Cancer as We Know It (May 14)

Key messages:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s preventative health screenings have experienced a decline.  According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 9.4 million cancer screening tests, such as mammograms, drastically reduced in 2020 as compared to previous years.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Early Detection Program reported a decline of 87% for breast cancer screenings in April 2020 and 84% for cervical cancer screenings as compared with the previous 5-year averages for that month.  Prolonged delays in preventative screenings may lead to delayed diagnoses, poor health consequences, and an increase in cancer disparities among women already experiencing health inequities.

"The Return to Screening study” led by the American College of Surgeons and American Cancer Society, is working to close the screening gap with the goal to increase screening rates back to pre-pandemic levels.

Federal government agencies are collaborating and actively working to improve cancer disparities, data, and treatment and sharing in the communication of research to improve overall survivor rates and life expectancy. 

  • The Cancer Moonshot was established in 2016 with new programs and goals introduced in 2022 by President Biden.
    • The overall goals of Cancer Moonshot are to reduce the cancer death rate by half within 25 years and to improve the lives of people with cancer and cancer survivors.
    • Learn more about the progress Cancer Moonshot is making to eliminate cancer.
  • The FCCC is an important offshoot of Cancer Moonshot
    • The FCCC is focused on reducing disparities in cervical cancer by working to make cervical cancer screening more equitable among geographically isolated and economically and medically vulnerable populations. 
    • The FCCC has launched major projects to reduce HPV-associated cervical cancer through primary and secondary prevention methods, including vaccination, screening, and management.
    • You can learn more about how the work at the FCCC is impacting women’s health and also about a current study which will provide evidence of the efficacy of one-dose HPV vaccine treatment compared to the current two-dose HPV vaccine treatment.  If one dose of the HPV vaccine is found to be sufficient to prevent HPV infections, a more widespread vaccine uptake could be expected. 

Day 2: Disparities and the Leading Causes of Death in Women (May 15)

Key messages

There are significant disparities in the way women experience healthcare delivery, with certain groups facing greater obstacles to having access, and receiving lower quality care. Factors that influence healthcare disparities include social, economic, environmental, and other disadvantages The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the top 5 leading causes of death among women as follows:

  • #2 – Cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the U.S. and affects women of all ages, races, and populations.  However, social, environmental, and economic disadvantages affect some groups more than others.   
    •  African American women have the highest cancer death rates and Asian/Pacific Islanders have the lowest cancer death rates.  
    • While African American women have similar breast cancer rates as white women, they have a greater risk of dying from it.  
    • Examples of how cancer can uniquely affect specific groups of women include:
      • Higher incidence of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer among African American women;
      • Higher rates of kidney cancer among American Indian and Alaska Native women;
      • Higher rates of liver cancer among Asian and Pacific Islander women; and
      • Higher rates of cervical cancer incidence among Hispanic and African American women.
    • See More Examples and Learn More About Cancer Disparities
    • Learn how to Prevent Cancer or Find it Early by simple and proven methods like cancer screenings/tests, vaccines, and making healthy choices.
  • #3 -Stroke affects 1 in 5 women between the ages of 55 to 75 and is the third leading cause of death for women in the U.S.  High blood pressure is the main risk factor for stroke. Additionally, the risk for stroke increases with age, and because women live longer than men on average, more women have strokes over their lifetime than men.  
    • Women have unique risk factors for stroke, including high blood pressure during pregnancy, using certain types of birth control medicines, and higher rates of depression.
    • African American women have the highest rate of death from stroke compared to other ethnic groups for a variety of reasons including high blood pressure, obesity, salt and sodium consumption rates, higher diagnosis rates of Sickle Cell disease, and tobacco use.
    • Learn More About How Stroke Affects Women
    • Take Action and Prevent Stroke (CDC) by getting regular physical activity, choosing healthy foods and drinks, keeping a healthy weight, and limited alcohol.
  • #5 – Alzheimer’s Disease is the fifth leading cause of death of women in the U.S.  More than 5.6 million people, over the age of 65, have Alzheimer’s Disease, of which, almost two-thirds are women.    
    • The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is age, and because women live, on average, 5 years longer than men, they are more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
    • White women have the highest rate of death from Alzheimer’s Disease.
    • Learn more about Alzheimer’s and Its Effects
    • Recent research suggests increased physical activity, blood pressure control, and cognitive training Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s.

Day 3: Let’s Talk Reproductive and Sexual Health Across the Lifespan (May 16)

Reproductive health refers to the condition of the reproductive system during all stages of life and is one of the most important aspects of women’s health.  The female reproductive system is a delicate and complex system in the body and there are many reproductive health conditions that impact women and girls.  Some of the most common conditions include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, and menopause.  Staying up to date with preventive screenings, talking to your healthcare provider, and making healthy choices are essential to monitoring and taking charge of your overall health.

  • PCOS is a common health problem caused by a hormonal imbalance that creates problems in the ovaries and affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.  PCOS can cause extra hair growth in unusual areas, acne, thinning hair, weight gain, darkening of skin, skin tags, and irregular menstrual cycles which can lead to infertility. 
    • The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, however, experts think that genetic and environmental factors, including obesity and family history, are contributors.
    • Currently, there is no cure for PCOS but symptoms can be managed.
      • Talk to your doctor about how you can manage symptoms through medication and steps you can take at home, like losing weight through healthy eating habits and regularly exercising.
  • Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus and are almost always benign (noncancerous).  Roughly 20 to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50 but many women do not experience any symptoms at all.  When symptoms do occur, they may include heavy bleeding and painful periods, enlargement of the lower abdomen, frequent urination, pain during sex, and lower back pain.  Additionally, women may experience other reproductive complications such as complications during pregnancy and labor and infertility (very rare).
  • Women with fibroids are more likely to have complications while pregnant. The most common issues include cesarean section, breeched baby, and preterm delivery.
  • Most women with fibroids do not have symptoms and may not need treatment but for women who experience symptoms, your doctor can prescribe medications or surgery.
    • Women with mild symptoms may be treated with medication only.
    • Women with more severe symptoms may need surgery.  Which surgical procedure depends on if you plan to get pregnant in the future and other factors.
  • Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body.  Endometriosis affects approximately 11% of American women between ages 15 and 44 and can cause symptoms, which include pain, bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods, stomach and digestive problems, and infertility. 
    • Researchers do not know exactly what causes endometriosis but believe the risk of women developing endometriosis increases if a woman has problems with normal menstrual period flow, family history, immune system disorders, hormone imbalance, or complications related to surgery.
    •  Women cannot prevent endometriosis from developing but you can reduce the risk by lowering the levels of estrogen in your body with the following:
      • Hormonal birth control methods.
      • Exercise regularly.
      • Avoid large amounts of alcohol.
      • Avoid large amounts of drinks with caffeine.
      • Learn more about endometriosis risks and prevention.
    • Women with endometriosis can still get pregnant but may find it more difficult.
    • While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are effective treatments for pain and infertility symptoms which include a combination of medication and surgery.
  • Infertility is when a woman is not able to get pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected sex, or after 6 months if the woman is over 35.  Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be infertile.  Infertility affects 19% of women between ages 15 to 49 with no prior births and is reduced to 6% for women who have had one or more births.   Both men and women can contribute to infertility.
    • Women need functioning ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a uterus to get pregnant and there are many conditions that can affect these organs, like PCOS and menopause.
    • The most common causes of infertility in women are age, smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity/underweight, extreme weight gain/loss, or excessive physical or emotional stress.
    • Depending on the root cause, infertility can be treated with medicine, surgery, intrauterine insemination, or assisted reproductive technology.
      • To learn more about treatment options you can view the resources at CDC and OWH
    • Your endocrine system is responsible for producing many important hormones, including insulin and adrenaline, as well as estrogen, which has an important role in a woman’s reproductive system.  Natural or human-made chemicals, called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), can interfere with a body’s normal hormones production and processes.
    • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Symposium - On July 18-19, 2023, the OWH is hosting a virtual symposium on the topic of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health.  
  • Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman’s last period and is a natural part of aging marking the end of a woman’s reproductive years.  
    • The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55, and on average, it lasts between 7 and 14 years.
    • The menopausal transition affects each woman uniquely as some women may have very minor symptoms while others experience more severe symptoms.  
      • The most common symptoms of menopause include changes in your period, hot flashes, loss of bladder control, difficulty sleeping, uncomfortable sex due to a drier vagina, mood changes, and other physical body changes.
    • Menopause and Optimizing Midlife Health of Women - The 7th Annual Vivian W. Pinn Symposium will be held on May 16, 2023
      • Topics will include menopausal transition, accumulation of morbidity after menopause, menopause in special populations, social determinants of health, menopausal hormonal therapy, and interventions to promote healthy aging.  
      • Register and Watch the Live Videocast here.

Day 4: Meditation, Mindfulness and Mental Health (May 17)

Key messages

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 women in the U. S. experienced a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety, within the past year?  Mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing and having good mental health is vital to your overall health.

  • Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can interfere with a person’s ability to work, study, eat, and enjoy life.
    • Depression can cause many symptoms, including sadness, but some individuals with depression do not feel sadness at all and may experience physical symptoms such as aches or pains, decreased energy and fatigue, changes in appetite or weight, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems.  
    • If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms for more than two weeks, it could be depression.  
      • All women are unique and can experience depression and its symptoms differently.
    • Women can experience specific types of depression, including Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS); Perimenopausal depression, a depression that can occur during the menopause transition; Perinatal depression which can occur during or after pregnancy, and Postpartum depression (PPD) also referred to as “baby blues.”
    • If you have questions about symptoms and signs of depression, you should talk to your healthcare provider.  
    • If you or someone you know would like more information on depression, you can find out more at the following free and confidential 24/7 hotline support lines as well as additional resources and treatment information. 
      • The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information on mental health illnesses and links to resources.     
      • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a free, confidential 24/7 hotline 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.  
        • National Mental Health hotline:  1-800-662-HELP (4357)
      • The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) site contains info on women’s mental health issues along with government resources.
      • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides Mental Health Resources.  
  • Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, as many women worry about health, money, family, or other problems.  However, anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear.  
    • For women with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time and interfere with daily life, relationships, and career goals.  
    • Treatment may involve a combination of both psychotherapy and medication.  Talking with a mental health professional is the first step to finding the best treatment for you.  
    • Meditation is a well-known method to promote calmness, but now there is new evidence showing a meditation technique, called mindfulness, could be effective at managing anxiety disorders.  
    • Are you familiar with Mindfulness?  It is a meditation technique that teaches you how to focus solely on what is happening in that moment, without judgement, and can assist with tuning out negative anxieties you may be having problems with.  
    • Would you be interested in practicing mindfulness?  Being more mindful takes practice but there are many simple and free ways to get started that include deep breathing, stretches and exercises, and short walks.
    • The U.S. Surgeon General created a 5-part guided series of Mindfulness Tools designed to offer support during stressful times.  
    • Meditation and mindfulness should not replace or postpone seeing a healthcare provider about a medical condition.  Take charge of your health and talk to your healthcare provider about combining these methods into your care plan.  

Day 5: Physical Activity for a Stronger You (May 18)

Key messages

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy. There are many benefits to being physically active such as improving brain health, managing weight, reducing the risk of disease, strengthening bones and muscles, and improving the ability to do everyday activities.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that women of all ages and abilities get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity a week. 
  • One great approach to staying active is to create a physical activity plan that works with your lifestyle and can be maintained for the long run.
    • The plan should include the goal of raising your heart rate by performing moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for 150 minutes each week.
  • Did you know that activities such as gardening, house cleaning, and walking the dog are considered physical activities?
  • Researchers have discovered that regular exercise can help women throughout their lives
    • Exercising regularly can lead to fewer painful cramps during menstruation for some women.
    • During pregnancy, physical activity is recommended for healthy women, as it can reduce the risk of excessive weight gain, gestational diabetes, and postpartum depression.
    • Exercising during, and after, menopause offers benefits, including prevention of weight gain, reducing the risk of some cancers and diseases, strengthening bones, and boosting mood.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture also provides some great free video and web resources, including how you can have a workout in just 10 minutes and how you can boost your performance with yoga.
  • You can check out more resources from

One of the best things a woman can do is to nourish her body with regular and on-going physical activity and exercise.

Day 6: Tips for a Healthier You (May 19)

Key messages

Staying healthy, both mentally and physically, should always be a top priority for every woman.  Below are some of the best ways for women to stay healthy and focus on their whole health.

  • Get Vaccinated – Vaccines save millions of lives around the world every day, and when a woman is vaccinated, she not only prevents herself from having a serious disease, but she also reduces the chances of others around her becoming sick.
    • The most common vaccines for women include COVID-19, annual flu vaccination, pneumococcal pneumonia for women 65 and older, shingles for women 50 and over, HPV for all women through age 26, and TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough) every 10 years.
    • Talk to your healthcare provider if you need to schedule a vaccine.
  • Schedule annual checkups and screenings – These tests can detect health conditions before symptoms appear and allow for early treatment to prevent a disease from becoming a serious condition.
    • The National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) provides a useful chart showing recommendations for when and how often women should schedule their preventative screenings.
  • Get Sleep - A good night’s sleep is very important to overall mental and physical health.
    • Women should try to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
    • Based on findings from a recent study, women are 40% more likely to be diagnosed with insomnia than men.
      • Researchers think biological differences between men and women, like hormone production and circadian rhythms, may be the cause.
    • The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) researches and funds projects to help understand, treat, and prevent sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and others.
    • Some great tips to help women improve their sleep:
      • Stick to a routine and go to sleep when you feel sleepy and wake up at the same time each morning.
      • If you normally sleep at night, do not take a nap after 3p.m.
      • Do not drink caffeinated or alcoholic drinks or smoke late in the day or at night.
      • Exercise on most days, but not too close to bedtime.
      • Do not eat or drink a lot within 3 hours of bedtime.
      • Additional sleep tips can be found here.
  • Use sunscreen – Using sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging, and is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. Sunscreen should be part of every woman’s daily routine.
  • Maintain a healthy weight - More than 2 in 3 women in the United States are overweight or have obesity.
    • Extra weight leads to many diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.  
    • Talk to your healthcare professional to provide helpful recommendations, such as exercise and nutrition, to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

Day 7: Recipes for the Woman-On-The-Go/Wrap Up (May 20)

Key messages

Staying healthy, both mentally and physically, should always be a top priority for every woman.  Below are some of the best ways for women to stay healthy and focus on their whole health.

Making healthy food and drink choices can help prevent or manage many health problems that affect women. Healthy choices include choosing foods in the proper amounts from all the essential food groups and getting the right amount of nutrients through food.  When women make healthier choices, the benefits can last a lifetime.  Studies show that when a woman eats healthy, everyone in her household is more likely to eat healthy. Generally, most women do not get enough fiber in their daily diet. 

  • Diets low in fiber can lead to constipation and can raise the risk for other health problems.
    • A fiber-rich diet helps lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon cancer.
  • Whole-grain breads, fortified cereals, beans, berries, and dark green leafy vegetables are all rich with fiber and should be added to women’s diets.
  • Cooking is a great way to make healthy eating choices and there are many resources to discover delicious and healthy recipes.
    • The NHLBI provides delicious heart healthy recipes and free cookbooks full of wonderful recipes from many different cultures. 
      • Healthy recipes for smaller dinners and whole family meals and can be sorted by type of dish, like pasta or chicken.
      • In addition to great recipes, NHLBI also provides helpful cooking resources like safe cooking practices and food preparation basics.
      • Explore everything that the NHLBI offers here.
    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also provides healthy recipes for women on-the-go.  It includes recipes of the month and other recipe collections, like money-saving main dishes.
  • HHS and the USDA collaborated to publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help all individuals and their families consume a healthy and nutritionally adequate diet.  The main points of the guidelines are: 
    • Follow a healthy dietary pattern at every stage of life, 
    •  Customize and enjoy a nutrient-based diet based on your personal preferences,
    • Focus on meeting food group needs with nutrient-dense foods and drinks while staying within calorie limits, and
    • Limit foods and beverages high in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.
  • Having a healthy eating plan is a positive step towards better nutrition and should include foods from all the main food groups to ensure women are getting all of their essential vitamins and nutrients.  
  • There are a lot of small changes you can make to start improving your diet now.  Below are several tips to assist with eating healthier.  Try starting with just one and add to it as you feel comfortable:
    • Buy one piece of whole fruit at the grocery store for each day of the week. 
    • Add at least one vegetable to one of your meals each day. 
    • Switch your favorite yogurt for a plain yogurt with whole fruit.
    • Drink water with lemon instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
    • Add a pre-made salad to your dinner most nights of the week. 
    • Buy one less treat or splurge food at the store than you normally would. 
    • Ask for brown rice instead of white rice when you order Chinese food.
    • Put out a bowl of whole fruit on your kitchen counter.  
    • Buy seafood instead of beef or pork for one dinner a week.  
    • Check out additional tips.

Social Media Messaging and Resources

Participate in National Women's Health Week on social media! Share these messages on your social platforms. Don’t forget to include the graphics and the suggested message copy in your posts! 

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Message copy: Please join us for National Women’s Health Week from May 14 to 20 as we share tips to celebrate better health! #NWHW

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Message copy: We are celebrating National Women’s Health Week on May 14-20! Follow #NHWH for exciting ways to stay healthy.

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Message copy: Don’t forget to schedule your preventive screenings. The Covid-19 Pandemic caused many women to miss routine screenings such as PAP smears and mammograms. Schedule your appointment today! #NWHW

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Message copy: When was your last mammogram? @CDCgov recommends women between 50 to 74 years get screened for breast cancer EVERY 2 YEARS. Schedule your appointment today! #NWHW

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Message copy: #DYK that HPV vaccination rates for women remain low? Find out more about the HPV vaccine and how it can help prevent cervical cancer here: #NWHW

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Message copy: #DYK? The Cancer Moonshot program is working to reduce the cancer death rate by half within 25 years. Check out all the remarkable progress they are making to end Cancer for Americans.  #NWHW

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Message copy: Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease later in life. Lower your risk through healthy habits like maintaining a healthy weight and staying active. Learn more here:  #NWHW

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Message copy: Lower your risk of heart disease by eating healthy and regular exercise. Learn more healthy habits here: #NWHW

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Message copy: DYK? Women may have different symptoms of heart disease than men. Learn more about heart disease symptoms in women here: #NWHW

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Message copy: When you have an urge to smoke, it may feel like the only thing you can focus on. Check out some tips to help you quit. #NWHW

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Message copy: Cancer can affect any woman. Lower your risk and detect it early through vaccines, healthy choices, and preventative screenings. #NWHW

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Message copy: Your healthcare provider may be able to help treat some symptoms of menopause including bladder control, poor sleep, and others. Learn more about what symptoms to expect from menopause here: #NWHW

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Message copy: Join experts as they discuss important topics concerning women and menopause. Sign up and watch the free videocast here: #NWHW

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Message copy: Join us for a virtual symposium discussing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and Women’s Health sponsored by the HHS Office on Women’s Health. Check out the agenda and register here: #NWHW

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Message copy: Infertility commonly affects women, but did you know that there are many treatments, like medications and assisted reproductive technology? Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options and learn more here: #NWHW 

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Message copy: Have you ever felt sad, anxious, or exhausted while pregnant or after pregnancy? Sometimes these feelings can last for a long time, but there is help available at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline. Call anytime 24/7  #NWHW

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Message copy:  Your mental health is important, and seeking support when you need it is vital. Get started at #NWHW

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Message copy: Mindfulness is a meditation technique that helps promote calmness and reduce anxieties. There are many ways to start practicing mindfulness, including deep breathing, stretching and exercising, and short walks. Find out more about mindfulness here:  #NWHW

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Message copy: The @Surgeon_General has created a handful of great videos to help you practice mindfulness to reduce stress for everyday life activities, like getting through a hectic day and easing holiday stress. Check them out here: #NWHW

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Message copy: Have you seen the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans sponsored by @HealthGOV? It’s loaded with great tips on how to stay healthy and active throughout your life. #NWHW

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Message copy: The @HealthGov recommends that all women should get two and a half hours of physical activity each week. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can stay healthy and add regular exercise into your daily routine. #NWHW

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Message copy: DYK? You can stay physically active by doing regular household activities like walking your dog. Check out this great list of moderate and vigorous activities which you can add to your exercise routines.  #NWHW

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Message copy: The @USDANutrition has free incredible resources, like 5-Minute Cardio and Core Strengthening Workout videos to help you stay active and healthy.  #NWHW

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Message copy: DYK? Adding strength training exercises to your regular workout routine can help reduce the risk of sarcopenia and obesity when aging. You can check out more here:  #NWHW

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Message copy: Don’t forget to schedule your vaccines. Some vaccines, like shingles, should be received when a woman turns a certain age and others, like TDAP, should be received every 10 years. See more vaccine schedules here.  #NWHW

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Message copy: DYK? Tests and screenings can help detect health conditions before symptoms appear. Check out this chart to see how often you should schedule a screening.  #NWHW

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Message copy: Did you know that sleep can affect both mental and physical health and that it is recommended that women get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night? See more about your health and how sleep affects it here: #NWHW

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Message copy: There are a lot of great tips to help you get better sleep, including creating a regular sleep routine and avoiding caffeinated drinks late in the day. See more here.  #NWHW

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Message copy: Using sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging, and is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin’s appearance and health at any age. See sunscreen recommendations from the @US_FDA here:  #NWHW 

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Message copy: Do you remember to get enough fiber in your daily diet? Try adding fiber-rich foods like beans, berries, and dark green leafy vegetables to your diet. LINK #NWHW

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Message copy: The @nih_nhlbi offers free cookbooks of healthy recipes to get you started cooking healthy today! Check out their huge recipe collection:  #NWHW

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Message copy: The @USDANutrition offers a wide variety of healthy recipes for busy women of all cooking skills, including a kid-friendly peanut butter hummus. Try it today! #NWHW 

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Message copy: DYK? Women have different nutritional needs depending on their age. See the recommendations from @USDANutrition on how much food from each food group you should be eating #NWHW

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Message copy: There are many ways to add healthy eating habits to your daily routine, like drinking water with lemon instead of a sugary beverage or adding one vegetable to each of your meals each week. Check out many more healthy tips.  #NWHW

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Message copy: Download the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and discover the importance of a healthy diet and how to achieve your dietary goals. #NWHW

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