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National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Check out the Resurgens' Women's Health Page

At Resurgens Orthopaedics, women’s health and fitness is near and dear to us.  Atlanta women participate in all kinds of sports and activities to stay healthy, from running to playing tennis.  If you’re a woman who’s interested in fitness, you’ll definitely want to find out more about Women’s Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, September 26th!  On this day, more than 500 different groups across the nation hold events to promote fitness and raise awareness about women’s health concerns.  These events include walks, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and health information workshops.  If you’d like to participate, try looking online for local organizations like senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, colleges, and parks that are holding events!

Of course, you don’t have to limit your health and fitness activities to just one day.  Here are a few ways for all the women out there to take care of their health and fitness, no matter what day of the year it is:

Try a new activity

Here in Atlanta, we have organizations like ALTA that give women a place to stay in shape and meet new people by playing sports together.  If tennis isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other sports you can try!

Consider your diet

Southern cooking is known for its great flavors but smoked ribs, cornbread, and sausage gravy aren’t exactly considered health food.  Take a look at your diet and think about replacing some of those foods high in fat and sodium with healthier alternatives.

Drink lots of water

This is one simple way to improve your overall health and wellbeing without too much effort.  Try carrying a refillable water bottle with you as you go about your daily activities so that cool, refreshing water is always there when you need it.

Get a checkup

Women have some specific health concerns they need to be aware of, especially as they approach age 50.  Ask your doctor to check on things like thyroid health, bone density, and more.  These tests can help identify problems while there’s still plenty of time to get them under control.

Check out Resurgens’ Women’s Health Page

Did you know Resurgens Orthoapedics has a page on our website devoted specifically to the health concerns women face?  Visit resurgens.com/womens-health to find articles about a host of women’s health issues, from osteoporosis to back pain during pregnancy to the pain of wearing high heels.  You’re certain to learn something new!

While Women’s Health and Fitness Day is a great way to draw attention to women’s health issues, Resurgens Orthopaedics encourages you to make fitness a priority every day of the year.  Educate yourself; our women’s health page can be a great resource for you.  Once you know the facts, make a fitness plan that includes regular exercise, medical checkups, and a healthy diet.  Include your doctor in the process to ensure your goals are realistic and safe to achieve.  Once you’ve got a plan, stick to it even if it’s difficult; with a little hard work and determination, you could get in better shape than you ever thought possible!