September 11

Mark Your Calendar With These Health-Minded Events (Part 1)

September is a great time to think about fitness, and for making positive changes that lead to healthier living! There are many events coming up, and there’s something in September for everyone.

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day (September 27)

This year marks the 16th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness day, the single largest national even for promoting women’s health. More than 500 groups across the country will hold special health and fitness events for women, including non-competitive walking events, fitness and exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and workshops. Organized by the Health Information Resource Center, events are held 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 organization estimates that 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate. For more information, visit: FitnessDay.com.

National Family Health & Fitness Day (September 30):

Another national event promoted by the Health Information Resource Center, the National Family Health & Fitness Day encourages families to get active and make healthy choices together. Local organizations throughout the country will host family-related health and fitness events at health clubs, schools, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs/YWCAs, malls and other community locations. Activities vary by location, but all are intended to be non-competitive and fun for everyone.

National Yoga Month

Developed and promoted by the National Yoga Foundation, September is National Yoga Month, where people across the country attend local events to celebrate the health benefits of yoga. There are a ton of great benefits of yoga, from improved muscle tone to better mental health. Throughout this month participants can attend special yoga events and even get a free week of yoga at participating yoga studios. More information can be found at http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/yoga_month

Are you looking for some new ways to be healthy? Schedule a visit with one of our doctors and health specialists. Our integrated, healing-oriented approach focuses on the whole you, not just illness. Your health and wellness deserves a more comprehensive, functional approach that is patient-centered and customized to your needs.


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