Encouraging Women to Take Control of Their Health…
Women’s National Health and Fitness Day was started by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) in 2002. This year it takes place on Wednesday, September 27. This unique program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. All activities during the event will be noncompetitive. Depending on the organization location, the activities may include walking events, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and health information workshops.
“More than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities.” – Health and Fitness day
The hope for this event, is to encourage women to take control of their health. Helping women make better health choices, and inspire them to exercise on a regular basis is extremely important.
If you don’t have time to sign up for an event, here are a few “good-for-you” tips that can get you started:
- Get active by trying out a new sport. Swimming, running, even dancing!
- To help with weight control, fighting against colds, even boosting your heart health, try eating some superfoods (broccoli, apples, avocado, etc.)
- Get your thyroid checked; your concentration, mood and weight can be affected by a hyperactive thyroid.
- Ask a friend to work out with you! Having a workout buddy will keep you motivated.
- Eat food for your bones; having a good diet full of calcium and vitamin D is very beneficial to your body.
- Drinking plenty of water will keep your body hydrated and keep your brain moving.
- Try to get a massage; while some stress is good, prolonged stress will take a toll on the body including weight gain, hair loss and blood sugar swings.