Wellness Wednesday: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Women’s Health

Ladies, we all know how important our health is – but we’ve all gone through times when we put our own health on the back burner. Whether it’s for our families, a job or an overindulgent weekend with friends, it’s easy to forget the importance of our health.

In case you’re in one of those slumps, today is a great reason to help you get back on track. September 25, 2019 is recognized as National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, a day dedicated to women of all ages focused on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living.

See below for a few quick tips you can use to stay on track with your health and/or share with the special women in your life.

  • Identify your favorite health priorities such as eating better or reducing stress in your life. Then identify specific goals and how to realistically achieve them. For example, you might choose a daily 20-minute walk in exchange for sitting on the couch and checking your social media. Or join a lively support group to help you quit smoking.
  • Learn your family’s medical history to identify potential health risks including obesity, smoking and inactivity.
  • Depending on your age be sure to have regular cancer screenings and routine checkups. To learn more about preventive exams, click here.
  • Work closely with your health care provider to address any issues you may be having, such as alcohol abuse, losing excess weight or ongoing stress.

Good health is a woman’s best friend. However you choose to celebrate, let National Women’s Health and Fitness Day be a reminder that a healthier, happier you is right around the corner – and if you’re already celebrating your health and wellness on a daily basis, give yourself a pat on the back.

Enjoy the recipe of the week:

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Credit: ©2019 American Heart Association, Inc.

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