10 Small Lifestyle Changes That Can Make A Big Impact On Overall Health

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2006-05-15 08:44

Women's Health Tips

As part of their HealthyWomen Take 10 campaign, the not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) today issued a challenge to women across the country to make 10 small lifestyle changes for National Women's Health Week (May 14-20).

"We hope women use this health week as motivation to examine their health habits and incorporate some of our tips into their busy lifestyle," said Beth Battaglino Cahill, RN, executive director of NWHRC. "We suspect that if women try these tips for one week, they will see that small changes can make a big difference in the way they look and feel."

NWHRC encourages women to implement the following activities into their daily routines:

  • Walk this way. Take an after dinner walk around the neighborhood. A brisk walk can help in achieving the recommended 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days.

  • Keep the water flowing. Your body needs plenty of fluids to maintain good health - for most women that's 2.7 liters (about 11 cups) of water from beverages and foods daily.

  • Check in for a checkup. Has it been more than a year since your last checkup? Call your health care professional this week and make an appointment for your annual health exam.

  • Pop on a pedometer. Pedometers count the number of steps you take in a day - the more, the better.

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