So, National Health Education Week is the third full week in October. In the first place, this week is important in understanding health issues that affect everyone.
National Health Education Week
In fact, understanding public health issues is important. Indeed, we all want to be healthy. At the same time, Health Education Week wants you to be proactive in health and wellness. In addition, they partner with various medical centers throughout the world to promote disease and illness prevention.
Disease and Illness Prevention
First and foremost, the most important thing you can do to prevent illness and disease is exercise. Consequently, exercise prevents a lot of health conditions. Not only is exercise good for your physical health, but also your mental health.
We all know smoking is bad for our health. Since smoking has an impact on many diseases; it is important to stop smoking. If you stop smoking, it can help you with heart disease and high blood pressure. If you have been smoking most of your life, sadly the damage may already be done.
Above all, everyone should have a physical at least once a year. In addition, you should have a dental exam once a year, a pap smear at the age of 18 or before, if sexually active. Also, make sure you do self breast exams. For example, if a family member has breast cancer at age 40, you should start having a mammogram at age 30. If colon cancer runs in your family, have a colonoscopy at age 35. Otherwise, you should begin this test at age 40.
Importance of National Health Education Week
Because this week is important in understanding our health and building a healthier lifestyle, let’s make some positive changes in our lifestyle. Moreover, National Health Education Week is working with Health Care Providers and communities to improve health and wellness.
As we understand the importance of health, we will be better prepared to deal with an illness.
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