To inspire women to lead a healthier lifestyle, Colgate recommends women follow these small steps provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health:
- Visit a doctor or nurse to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. Schedule your annual well-woman visit National Women's Checkup Day, Monday May 11. Use this time to discuss your health goals, concerns or questions.
- Get active. Try to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. Walk or bike to work or park your car further away from your destination.
- Eat healthy. Making healthier food choices can be as simple as using a smaller plate at meals to help control portions or choosing water instead of soda and other sugary drinks.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress. Try and set aside at least 15 minutes each day in your busy schedule to do something for yourself.
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
One of the most overlooked small steps you can take to improve your overall health is better oral care habits. Even a small change like switching to a Colgate Total® regimen Colgate Total® Gum Health Mouthwash can provide advanced gum protection for 45% stronger, healthier gums.
What are some steps that you take to keep healthy?