If you are engaging in strenuous physical activity for an extended period of time, consider water to rehydrate or a sports drink to help you replete your sodium levels and blood sugar. You need more fluids now for your increasing blood supply--at least six to eight glasses a day. You can substitute some juice, milk or soup, but not coffee or tea or other drinks with caffeine. If you do, drink one glass of water for every cup of coffee or tea to balance out.
The Women's Health and Mortality Chartbook is a state-by-state statistical resource on women's health available from the Office of Women's Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of the Chartbook is to provide readers with an easy to use collection of current data on critical women's issues. Key issues related to women's health being measured regularly at the state level are highlighted, with 27 different health indicators featured. Access the Chartbook.
Encourage the Men In Your Life to Live Healthier
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The Women's Health In PA Website is devoted to improving women's health in Pennsylvania. This web section highlights the Healthy People 2020 objectives. It also focuses extensively on the goal of eliminating disparities and improving the health status of women of color.
Launched in 2004, the Women's Health In PA Website encourages Pennsylvanian's to take four basic steps to improve personal health and fitness:
- Be physically active every day.
- Eat a nutritious diet.
- Get preventive screenings.
- Make healthy choices.