Celebrating Women's Health Month
May is Women's Health Month, and it's a great time to learn, share information, advocate, and focus on your own health and wellbeing. There are various ways to get involved in the festivities, from attending events and workshops focusing on female health to simply learning more about the issues. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about women's health month.
History of Women’s Health Month
The women's health movement started in the 1960s when women began to speak out about their experiences with healthcare. Women's Health Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about women's unique health needs and promote preventive measures. During this month, women are encouraged to schedule checkups and screenings, learn about health conditions that impact them, and make healthy lifestyle choices.
Why Highlighting Women's Health Matters
According to the American Psychological Association, women are more likely to experience higher stress levels than men. Stress contributes to many women's health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and cardiovascular disease. Women are also more likely to experience chronic pain and fatigue than men.
Women's health is an important issue that deserves attention all year long, but it's vital to educate women and society about women's health issues during women's health month.
In many cases, women are the cornerstone of family health and when women are healthy, their families - in turn, are healthier. Women's health is also a driver of economic growth. When women are healthy and educated, they're more likely to participate in the workforce and contribute to their families' and communities' prosperity.
These are a few reasons it's so important to focus on women's health during women's health month. By continuing to educate ourselves and others about women's unique health needs, we can make progress in improving the overall health of all women.
Organizations Celebrating Women’s Health This May
Many health organizations use Women's Health Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about women's health issues and promote healthy living among women. Here are a few places to find more information about women's health events and activities this May:
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The NCCC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of cervical cancer. They offer educational materials, support services, and financial assistance to women affected by cervical cancer.
The Office on Women's Health
The OWH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.They work to improve women's health by providing leadership and coordination on women's health issues. They offer a variety of resources, including publications, data, and tools on women's health topics.
This May, Walmart is also getting involved by launching a women's health hub on its website. The hub will feature a shop for women's health products as well as a section featuring female-owned brands. Betr Remedies will be included in the latter and we couldn't be prouder!As a female-founded business, we're thrilled to see Walmart taking this step to support women's health. We hope you'll take advantage of all the excellent resources available this women's health month to learn more about women's health and how to live a healthier life.
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