Today is National Women's Health and Fitness Day, which calls attention to the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Take control of your health by learning the facts you need to make smart health choices.
A crucial part in taking control of your own health is keeping up with your regular health screenings. Screenings are key to promoting good health and disease prevention. Discuss with your doctor and registered dietitian nutritionist the health screenings you should have depending on your age, but as a general guideline:
Women between the ages of 18 and 39 should be screened for blood pressure, cervical cancer, cholesterol and diabetes.
Women between the ages of 40-49 should discuss a breast cancer screening (mammogram) with their primary care physician.
Women aged 50 and older should add a bone mineral density screening and colorectal cancer screening.