Well-Being Women often must juggle home life and work life, manage child care—and try to find time to maintain their own mental and physical health. Sexual Health & STD's The best way to prevent contracting an STD is to abstain from sexual intercourse. If you are sexually active, however, you have several options to help keep you safe. Diet & Exercise A health diet and regular exercise are the cornerstones to good health. Both can help ward off a host of health problems, from obesity to cancer. Preventive Care Routine health screenings—appropriate for your age and condition—and regular checkups are important ways to keep tabs on your health. You and Your Healthcare Provider The way you and your health care provider talk with each other can affect how you take care of your health.