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Quiz: What's your health style?
Please note: This quiz is not health care advice and is not to take the place of any health care services you may need. Talk to your doctor about your health and any health concerns.
This National Women's Health Week, be a Wellness Rock Star by remembering these tips:
- It's been a rough day and you're feeling overwhelmed. When you get home to deal with the stress, don't zone out or bring on the vino -- run it out, instead! Put on your workout gear and walk or run it out.
- It's 11 p.m. and you're binging your favorite show. To be a Wellness Rock Star, you should turn it off — it'll be waiting for you tomorrow, and you need to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
- It’s dinnertime. Get your chef on! You can cook most of your meals at home, so you know exactly what's on your plate and make half of it fruits and veggies.
- Whether you call them STIs or STDs, talk to your doctor during your annual well-woman visit about whether or not you need to get tested for sexually transmitted infections.
- During a typical week, your fitness routine should be whatever works best for you. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.
- What's up, Doc? Make sure to schedule your annual checkup, and visit your doctor every year to check in on your health.
- On the road again. If you're driving and get a text message, you shouldn't even hear it — keep your phone in silent in your bag, so you don't know if you've gotten that text message until you get to where you're going.
- There's no denying that life's busy, but make sure your motto is "Treat yourself." Take time most days of the week to do things that bring you joy, like karaoke or spending time with the people you love.
If you follow all of these tips, then: High five! When it comes to your health, you make smart choices. Keep up the great work.
Now it's time to encourage the women around you to follow your lead. View our steps for better health and share them with the women in your life — so they can be a Rockstar like you!
If you have questions about your health, talk to your doctor. And always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.