Even if everything seems fine, you should still make your health a priority – and there’s no better time than during National Women’s Health Week. May 12 through 18, communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups will promote the importance of women’s health. Women are encouraged to take the following five steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
- Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
- Get active
- Eat healthy
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet, and texting while driving
Regular checkups for tests such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and more are important. Many of these health problems don’t have warning signs, so it’s important to have regular checkups and talk with your doctor.
Members of Western Growers Assurance Trust will have an opportunity to do just that Saturday, May 18 in Salinas with the WGAT Health Fair at Cedar Health and Wellness Center. We’ll have health screenings, information about healthy eating, how you can save on your prescriptions and more. Plus, don’t miss the healthy snacks and raffle prizes.
2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Cedar Health & Wellness Center (in the Harkins Center)
955 Blanco Cir., Suite E
Salinas, CA 93901
This event is open to WGAT participants and their families only. Click here to view a flyer in both English and Spanish. For more information, contact Hilda Jacobo at (831) 422-8831, and press 0.
Go to womenshealth.gov/nwhw/check-up-day and join other women who are pledging to visit their doctor regularly for preventive health check-ups and screenings. You’ll also find an interactive chart of recommended screenings. For more information on preventive health screenings that are right for you, talk with your doctor or visit HealthView and click on Healthcare Advisor.
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