Ladies, are you taking care of yourselves? 9/26 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day…

September 26th, 2012 1 Comment

Ladies, are you taking care of yourselves? Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day–perfect timing for Healthy Aging Month. Older women can experience more health-related issues than younger women. Osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer tend to afflict more women over 50 than those under 50. By exercising as you age, you can help to maintain and improve your overall health.

How can you help your body stay healthy?

  • Try weight training. This will increase your strength in muscles, tendons and ligaments. It will also help increase bone density. Your balance will improve, which means less chance of falling. Strength training (lifting weights or exercising with resistance) can help decrease arthritis pain.
  • Try running or swimming to increase your heart rate. This may reduce hardening of the arteries, helping to ward off stroke and heart disease.
  • Whatever you do, stay active! Read more elder care New Jersey ideas about keeping active through everyday activities.


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    Good advice. My father passed away in January. Being there and enjoying the time we did have made it so I had less “unfinished business” after he passed, and I think if she were to force him to leave, it would be devastating he wouldn’t have any clo…