2% of Your Day Could Extend Life by 27%
May. 10, 2016
Coming off Motherâs Day, this week America celebrates National Womenâs Health Week. The goal is simpleÂ -Â to empower women to make their health a priority. Whether pursuing a health care degree program in something like nursing or respiratory therapy, or juggling family and work responsibilities, itâs seemingly easy for the commitment to personal health to take a backseat. The great thing about this week is that, no matter whether youâre a woman on a personal journey for wellness or have a passion to be part of Americaâs next generation of health care professionals, everyone has a woman in their life that needs a little encouragement, motivation and space to be the best version of herself. This week, weâre hoping to educate, inspire and celebrate the ways that women around the world have taken control of their health. (If you havenât already, check out our social communities!) A woman who exercises 30 minutes a day can lower her risk of dying early by 27 percent compared with someone who exercises just 30 minutes once a week. Thatâs just 2 percent of your day! Take a look at this infographic, published by the Department of Health and Human Services with more tidbits about fitnessâ effect on women. In addition to exercise, take note of the suggestions around well-woman exams. Donât wait until there a reason to go. Preventative care and regular screenings are key to early detection and working with your health care professional to devise a plan to keep you feeling your best. At Concorde, we know that we prepare you to take care of others, but we want you to be as equally invested in your longevity. We want to know: How do you get your exercise in on a daily basis? A program, a class, an open road and an iPod full of songs?