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One thing I have been making a priority lately is my health.  This time last year I didn’t realize how precious my health was but then my husband was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and my health is even more important to me now.  We have two small children and they rely on us to take care of them.  All of a sudden my life seems much more precious than it ever did before and in the last couple of months, I’ve been re-examining it and trying to take better care of me too.

Did you know that National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day and runs through May 16th?  It’s the perfect tie for women to start to understand what steps they can take to improve their health. During National Women’s Health Week, Colgate Total® encourages women to stop and take a moment to make their health a priority and put themselves first.

One of the most overlooked small steps you can take to improve your overall health is better oral care habits. Even a small change like switching to a Colgate Total®regimen with Colgate Total®Gum Health Mouthwash can provide advanced gum protection for 45% stronger, healthier gums.

What is National Women’s Health Week?

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 10, and is celebrated What steps can I take for better health?

To improve your physical and mental health,

  • Visit a doctor or nurse to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
  • Eat healthy.
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

How can I participate in National Women’s Health Week?

The Office on Women’s Health invites women across the country to:

  • Spread the word through social media. Use the #NWHW hashtag.
  • Join the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap.
  • Take the National Women’s Health Week pledge.
  • Organize events or activities.
  • Learn what steps you should take for good health based on your age.
  • Share National Women’s Health Week infocards with your friends, family, and coworkers.

Visit for all these resources and more on how you can participate.

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Colgate sent me some of their Total products and I’m adding it to the list of things I’m doing for my health.  I’ve been busy for the last 11 months taking care of my husband and he’s doing well right now,  so it’s my turn.  I made an appointment for a physical, a mammogram, I’ve had my teeth clean, I went to physical therapy to deal with some neck and shoulder issues (just finished that!), I bought a good pair of shoes for walking, I’ve been walking my neighborhood almost every day, and I’ve been eating healthier.  I’m on my way to a better me!

Colgate Total® offers a broad a lot of products that provide a range of oral care benefits. Each product has a formula that helps improve the health of your mouth, to make you confident you are taking control of your oral care.

What are you going to to celebrate National Women’s Health week?

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.