May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Measure your fitness level
Take these four simple tests to see how you compare to others your age.
10 Reasons to Exercise
Walking, running, swimming and cycling are the antidote to everything from stress and low self esteem to fatigue and depression. Anyway, they are powerful and life-changing. Here are ten reasons.
Getting Started With an Exercise Program
If you're thinking about starting a fitness program, but need an extra "push" to get started, consider these thirteen benefits you can expect by including a healthy diet and moderate exercise program into your lifestyle.
Working Moderate-intensity Activities into Your Day
No time for a fitness program? Here are some ways to add some moderate activity to your day!
This Month's Health Tip:
Prepare your feet for active vacations
If your feet are out of shape, begin a regular walking program at least one month before any trip that demands plenty of walking. Wear your hiking shoes and include hills if they're on your travel agenda. Be sure to break in new hiking shoes well before the trip!
Source: Consumer Reports onhealth Vol. 14 No. 4
May is also:
Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
May Birthdays, Anniversaries and/or Milestones:
Happy Birthday to:
- 16 - Julie G
- 24 - Suze
- 29 - Debbie
- 4 - Dena and Eric - 17 years!
- 26 - Sandy and Bruce (in memory of Bruce)
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