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Being the last Wednesday of September, yesterday was National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. If you’re a lady and you missed it, not to worry; the last week of September has been dedicated to Women’s health! The Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), the brains behind the event, do not limit groups to just one day of health and wellness activities.

According to fitnessday.com, over “1,000 groups across the country… host[ed] 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.” The purpose of dedicating a day to women’s health is simply for encouragement. The hardest part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is at the beginning. This kind of event helps women understand the importance of healthy choice-making and how to incorporate exercise into a routine.

So, now that the day to kick-off starting a regular routine has come and passed, what exactly should you do? Good question. Last year, Dr. Oz compiled a list of 23 essential health tips for women. Here’s just a couple of the renowned doctor’s suggestions:

  1. Laugh
  2. Don’t skip breakfast
  3. Get at least seven hours of sleep
  4. Eat foods with bright and rich colors
  5. Breathe deeply
  6. Be social
  7. Snack on nuts
  8. Drink green tea
  9. Avoid fad diets
  10. Floss

For the complete list and the explanations of each suggestion, visit http://www.womenshealthmag.com. You’d be surprised what all he shares!

These tips from Dr. Oz are great starting points to get you headed in the right direction for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

For more information on the National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, or if you want to participate in the event next year, visit the website http://www.fitnessday.com/women/.

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