Being proactive about health screenings, such a
s and mammograms, saves lives because diseases found early are easier to treat and have a greater cure rate. Taking even one step in the right direction gives you the right to celebrate this female-friendly week. Here are some interesting ways you can be part of the week:
First, call or e-mail five female friends and encourage them to do the following along with you in observance of the week:
While the week can trigger healthy lifestyle habits for women, it can also send an important message to family members and friends. When a woman, who is often the primary caretaker in a family, values her life, it can have a trickledown effect and set a clear example that each of us must be accountable for our own good health.
Here's to all women ready, willing and able to be that wonderful example!
Cindy Boggs, fitness consultant, author and Activate America director, has been an ACE-certified coordinator/instructor since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or e-mail cindys...@aol.com. Look for her fitness advice book, "CindySays You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World" on her Web site www.cindysays.com or contact the YMCA at 340-3527.