CHICAGO, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the upcoming National Women's Health Week, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is challenging women to take charge of their health, starting now.
The 13th annual National Women's Health Week, a health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, kicks off on Mother's Day, May 13, 2012, and is celebrated through May 19, 2012. This year's theme—It's Your Time—encourages women to make their health and wellness a part of their everyday lives.
Accelerated is joining the forces and putting its full support behind this movement. We understand that because women are often caretakers of others, their health and well-being become secondary, instead of being priorities. So as an organization, Accelerated accepts the responsibility to support the women we know in our communities and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier, and happier lives.
The Women's Health and Rehabilitation Program at Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers offers a specialized treatment approach to the unique health care needs of women. Our well-trained, professional, and caring staff of women is devoted to promoting healthier lifestyles for women by providing one-on-one care and customized treatment programs in an encouraging environment.
"Accelerated fully embraces the value of women-focused care and is proud to celebrate National Women's Health Week," said Tina Christie PT,CCE, FAFS, Women's Health Manager, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers. "The primary goal in creating Accelerated's Women's Health Program was to provide convenient access to high-quality care for women of all ages in a way that is personal and nurturing. This uncompromising commitment to women not only benefits women in our own families and communities, but extends to the national level as well."
Along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Accelerated also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
- Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings. National Women's Checkup Day is Monday, May 14, 2012.
- Eat healthy. The average woman should eat 2,000 calories a day, and eat a wide range of food to ensure a balanced diet.
- Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
About Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers
Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of a wide array of comprehensive patient services and specialized rehabilitation programs. For more information about Accelerated, call 877-97-REHAB, or visit www.acceleratedrehab.com.
Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446
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