May 10–16, 2020
This dedicated week focuses on reminding women and girls to make their health a priority at all times, but even more so during the COVID-19 outbreak. Taking care of yourself is especially important if you are pregnant or have an underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity or heart disease.
Steps you can take
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health recommends these steps:
- Talk to your health care provider about any health concerns.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Get regular physical activity.
- Eat heart healthy meals and snacks.
- Take care of your mental health.
- Find healthy ways to manage stress.
- Practice good sleep habits.
- Watch your alcohol intake and avoid illicit drugs.
- Quit smoking or vaping and keep your lungs healthy.
- Slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 while taking care of yourself.
Here are some additional tips for healthy living by age. Also, remember the importance of good dental health.
Health during pregnancy
The best thing you can do for your baby is to take care of yourself. Be sure to:
- Schedule routine prenatal checkups with your doctor during your pregnancy. Keep your appointments even if you are feeling fine.
- Schedule a prenatal dental checkup and take good care of your teeth with regular brushing/flossing and healthy eating.
CCHA is here to help!
Our care coordinators can help you connect with a provider, assess your needs and help you gain access to resources to support you and your family’s health.
Call CCHA Member Support Services
303-256-1717 | 719-598-1540 | 1-855-627-4685 (TTY 711)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.