Healthcare by the Decade - Medicine on Time
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May 09

Healthcare by the Decade


As women enter different life stages, their healthcare needs change. Be healthier with one, or all, of the steps below! Get the conversation started at your next well-woman - It’s a time to check in on how you’re doing, how you’d like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals. In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health, you may also need certain vaccines (shots) and medical tests. You do not need every test every year!

For all women, try each of these steps every day:

  • Eat healthy — go to ChooseMyPlate.gov to get started
  • Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity
  • Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Get help to quit or don’t start smoking
  • Limit alcohol use to one drink or less
  • Not use illegal drugs or misuse prescription drugs
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike and wear protective gear for sports
  • Wear a seatbelt in cars and not text and drive
  • Take 400 to 800 mcg of folic acid (for premenopausal women)

For more detailed information on womens health and celebrating womens health week, visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw

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