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Empower Women to Make Their Health a Priority

This week is National Women's Health Week. One of the messages doctors have for women is the importance of physical activity for mental and physical health.
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This week is National Women's Health Week. One of the messages doctors have for women is the importance of physical activity for mental and physical health.

Research has demonstrated that regular physical activity helps:

Most people know about the general health benefits of exercise on blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and mental health. However, did you know that just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day can lower your risk of breast cancer?

Just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day can
lower your risk of breast cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, physical activity can reduce the risk of both colon cancer and breast cancer.

Less than 50% of women get enough physical activity

This week is National Women's Health Week. This week, make a commitment to be empowered in your health! Get active!

The Office on Women's Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services has many resources to help you get started. Learn more about steps to better health at http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/about/

Make a commitment to be empowered in your health! Get active!