What Can Women Do to Keep Healthy?

Prevention is a cornerstone of MD Anderson’s approach to eliminating cancer.
Prevention is a cornerstone of MD Anderson’s approach to eliminating cancer.

National Women’s Health Week coincides with Mother’s Day as a reminder of the importance of women’s health. So if you are a woman or know a woman in your life, take the steps necessary to practice a healthier lifestyle.

Easy steps to take for better health:

  • Schedule your well-woman visit and preventive screenings. Think of it as a gift to yourself.
  • Get active. Need ideas? Here are a few.
  • Eat healthy. Check out our nutrition-approved recipes for ideas.
  • Improve your mental health including getting enough sleep and managing stress. Treat yourself to a massage or time to do your favorite activity.
  • Avoid bad habits such as smoking, texting while driving, not wearing a seat belt or bicycle helmet.

So, what will you do this month to improve your health? Find out what screenings exams and tests women need.