According to Holiday Insights.com, the month of May has been designated:
- National Blood Pressure Month
- National Salad Month
- Older Americans Month
So if you watch your blood pressure and eat salad, you should live to be an older American!
Throughout the month, there are also weeks designated to honor those who help us stay safe and healthy:
- Nurse's Week - first week of month
- National Police Week - third week of month
- Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month
Celebrated this past week, National Nurses Week, and the specific Nurses Days during the week, all offer recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It aims to bring awareness to the importance of nurses in the care, comfort, and well being of all.
- May 6 - National Nurses Day
- May 8 - National Student Nurses Day; School Nurses Day, the Wednesday during Nurse's Week
- May 12 - International Nurses Day
International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
May 8 recognized World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day – According to Wikipedia, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering, without any discrimination based on nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. May 8, birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, is celebrated as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
And then, there are a few days to help you stay healthy:
- May 27 - Sun Screen Day
- May 31 - World No Tobacco Day
So celebrate your health all May long!