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Wellness news: October is women's health month

Sep 29, 2016

With the many roles women play, it's not always easy to find the time and energy to take care of yourself. Getting all of your recommended health screenings and living a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of preventable diseases — and help keep you feeling and looking your best at every age. Whether you're expecting a baby or you simply want to feel your best, the more you know about women's health, the healthier you'll be. 

And if you're a man, keep reading for some tips on how to support the women in your life.

  • Seize the day and take care of the whole you: The little things you do every day add up to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Move More. Regular exercise can lower your breast cancer risk by 10% to 20% - just one of the many, benefits of a regular fitness routine.
  • Be good to your bones. 80% of the people who have osteoporosis are women.  Be sure to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise to reduce your risk.
  • Pregnant? Get your protein.  Pregnant women need 33% more protein per day than women who are not pregnant. Find out more at kp.org/pregnancy.   

Visit Kaiserpermante.com for more information on women's health, common women's health concernshealthy habits that help you thrive and more.

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