Steps Toward Better Health: Your Well-Woman Visit

Do you know what you should be doing to live a healthier life? Use this list. Pledge to follow one or all of the steps for your age group. Then get the conversation started at your next checkup with this list.

During your well-woman visit, you'll discuss the steps you need to take, as well as the screenings and shots you need, based on your age, health habits, risk factors, and family history. It's a time to check in on how you're doing, how you'd like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals. In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health, you may also get a physical exam and perhaps certain shots and medical tests. You do not need every test every year.