Tip of the Day
Listen Up, Ladies! Get Engaged
Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your routine? Today is the perfect day to start! Women's Health and Fitness Day was created to encourage women of all ages to take control of their health through healthy food choices and increased physical activity.
No matter your age, it's never too late to get moving! Regular physical activity strengthens your muscles, improves agility and balance, and helps prevent or manage diseases. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Choose a variety of activities that improve endurance, strength and flexibility:
- Walk around the block or the mall. Walk a dog or invite a friend for companionship.
- Do some gardening without electric tools.
- Go swimming or try water aerobics.
- To keep your arms strong, do strength exercises. Use canned foods from your kitchen shelves, bean bags or 1- to 5-pound hand or ankle weights.
Be sure to check your local organizations, health departments or recreation departments to see what they have in the works for Women's Health and Fitness Day.
For more information on leading a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Women's Health section.
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