May – Better Sleep Month (emphasize the importance of good sleep and the relationship between sleep, health, fitness and well-being)

Women’s Health Care Month (increase awareness of women’s health concerns such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, bone fractures, depression and alcoholism with an emphasis on prevention strategies)

National Drinking Water Week (May 3-9)
National Osteoporosis Prevention Week (May 10-16)-beginning on Mother’s Day

Tip: Let’s Take Heart…more women die of heart disease every year than from all the cancers combined. Two-thirds of those who die suddenly of heart attacks had no previous symptoms so the key to attacking heart disease is PREVENTION! Follow the equation to good heart health.

Not Sleeping Enough? Get the best night of sleep each and every night to improve energy, job productivity, and moods.

  • Set a goal to go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
  • Make sleep a priority!
  • Steer clear of caffeine or other stimulants that “naturally” keep you awake.
  • Take a warm bath or shower before bedtime.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • If you must eat something, keep it light!
  • Drink a glass of warm milk to stimulate the brain’s relaxing hormones.
  • Try herbal teas for natural sleep inducers.
  • Read a little to clear your mind.
  • Schedule relaxation time into your day-make an appointment with yourself.
  • Pay attention to heavy eyelids-they’re trying to tell you that you NEED sleep!