Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day which means women of all ages and generations will join in the nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women. We’re all about empowering women to take control of their daily health, get active, and find their fit, so find out how you can jump in!
Gather for a Healthy Meal
We love any excuse to get together, especially when we can get our favorite foods involved! For this year’s Women’s Health + Fitness Day, gather up all of the wonderful women in your life to get together and share a healthy meal. This is a great opportunity to discuss health and wellness issues with those you care about while putting an emphasis on healthy eating habits and nutrition. You could even take this opportunity to introduce others to the TLS® Weight Loss Solution and turn this into a business building opportunity!
Try a New Sport
There are so many ways to get active and fit, and what better time to branch out to try new things than on the one day of the year dedicated to women’s health and fitness?? If you already workout regularly, grab your girlfriend who doesn’t and find something fun to do like hitting local indoor trampoline park or popping into that aerial yoga class you’ve been eyeing all year! Learning a new sport is not only good for your cardiovascular system. It can also help you lose weight and boost your brain by learning a new skill!
Everywhere from hospitals, community centers, gyms, and senior living homes are going to be offering speakers, classes, and workouts to raise awareness and get your body moving! Check with your gym, library, dance studio, and city information center to find out which events are coming near you.
Set a New, Healthy Goal
Remember that New Year’s resolution you set with all the right intentions? Chances are they’ve probably fallen to the wayside a bit since then, so take Women’s Health and Fitness Day as an opportunity to try again or – better yet – set a new, updated goal! These goals don’t have to be huge, and you don’t have to do them alone! It could be something as simple as switching those Wine Wednesdays to a Workout Wednesday 2 weeks out of the month or setting aside one day each week to meal prep and plan. If you need something a little bigger to get you motivated, try aiming to run your first 5k or 10k, quit smoking, or finally hit those 8 glasses of water each day! Whether the goal is big or small, all of those healthy changes help to improve your overall wellness.
While much of the focus is on getting active, being busy 24/7 can lead to a buildup of stress which is more harmful than you’d think. Mental and emotional health are just as important as physical health when it comes to overall wellbeing, so take some time to gauge your stress levels. There’s nothing wrong with taking an hour or two to go sit with a book in a quiet cafe, taking a walk along a local trail, or settling into a hot bath. Whatever it is that helps you recharge and refresh, make sure you set aside some extra time to make it happen today!
Turn in Early
Another often overlooked aspect of health and wellness is sleep. In fact, 1 in 3 American adults don’t even get 7 hours per night, and that can really make a difference in your daily health! Getting less sleep than you need has been linked to everything from weight gain to poor decision making to decreased performance at work + school. Making sure you get a full night’s rest, on the other hand, has been connected to a better memory, a healthier immune system, elevated mood and curbed cravings.
Try making a point to turn off screens an hour before bed, grab your Isotonix Turn Down, and see how you wake up feeling in the morning!
How are you focusing on your health during National Women’s Health & Fitness Day?
Tell us in the comments!