National Women’s Health Fitness Day
As a busy woman, you’ve got a lot on your plate juggling the demands of school, work, and your family. It can be difficult to set time aside for yourself and to focus adequate attention on your health and fitness needs.
Wednesday 25th of September is set aside for “National Women’s Health and Fitness Day” to lay emphasis on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women. The goal is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and to make time for regular physical activity.
What Is Fitness?
Fitness is defined as the state of being physically fit and healthy; a broad term that means something different to each person, but mainly refers to your own optimal health and overall well-being. Being fit not only means physical health but also includes emotional and mental health.
Especially in a woman, fitness could be assessed in some specific key areas, such as; aerobic fitness, muscular strength, endurance and in my opinion flexibility in every aspect, from the kitchen to the living room, to the bedroom and the boardroom, appropriate joint flexibility is essential. This flexibility is also necessary during and after pregnancy, to care for the children and to perform her womanly duties.
For example, after prolonged sitting or when you bend forward and are brought up quickly by the tightness in the back of your legs, can you immediately tell what’s going on? Physiotherapists at Lagoon Hospitals, because of their knowledge of physiology, can help you visualize the inner workings of your body and focus on the specific mechanisms that help you stretch. You can optimize your efforts if you know whether the tightness in your legs is due to poor skeletal alignment, stiff connective tissues, or nerve reflexes designed to keep you from hurting yourself. In addition, if you know whether any uncomfortable sensations you feel are warnings that you’re about to do damage, or whether they just notice that you’re entering exciting new territory during your exercise routine, you can make an intelligent choice between pushing on or backing off—and avoid injuries.
Eat right, sleep and rest well, minimize stress in your life, make time for regular fitness activities but most importantly, do your annual medical check-ups. Lagoon Hospital offers affordable Well-woman Health Screening package to detect the most common causes of health problems so that you can avoid them or reduce their impact.