Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Each year 55,000 more women have a stroke than men. Because in general women live longer than men, stroke will have a more negative impact on their lives. More women will:
1. Live alone when they have a stroke
2. Be more likely to live in a long term health care facility after a stroke
3. Have a worse recovery after stroke
How can women prevent a more negative impact on their life?
Obtaining a personal alarm system may help to reduce the negative outcome.
Traditionally speaking, when it comes to exercise, men have dominated the lifting weights world. This occurred mainly due to men being allowed to participate in sporting activities while women were not allowed to because it was not considered “lady like” and it was illegal (Illegal for Women to Lift Weights).
Stay safe today folks!
I have seen some great facebook posts from people who celebrated the day by running 3.17 miles, or one person who went all out and ran 17 miles and mentioned it was their way of earning the cornbeef they would have later for dinner.
However you choose to celebrate, just remember to be safe, be responsible, and wear your green!
I remember walking up the stairs of high school between classes as a freshman and hearing some bully (Who shall not be named. No, I really can't even remember his name.) call out, "Hey! You have a big butt!" So clever, those freshmen.I knew I had a big butt. I was pretty skinny until adolescence, when my starchy, processed, midwesterny diet caught up with me. I was 14 years old, 5'6 and probably around 150 pounds. I was never bullied, but (butt???) for that one kid. And it stuck with me.
For a lot of Personel Trainers, they started in this career because of a passion for health and fitness, which, if you are a client looking to sign up with a trainer, meeting someone who practices what they preach makes a big difference in the relationship.
The dreaded “C” word, cardiovascular exercise or cardio for short. This is often done as part of some resolution you’ve made around New Years to lose weight. Or punishment for that juicy hamburger you ate last night.Did you really need that extra serving of fries? Come on, you know that answer.
So, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that you are being bombarded with lies constantly. Everything from so called scientific studies that prove a theory to opinions that become accepted as fact. The good news is that you are the final authority on your body. Remember to check in and do what seems 'right' for you rather than just what is trending or what some 'expert' says to do. Here is just one example of what I am talking about:
Did you know that eating nutritious food, working out, getting enough sleep and making sure you have a balance of vitamins and minerals can help you manage stress. So many of us talk about how we are over-worked and stressed on a regular basis. I am someone who test my limits too when it comes to scheduling too much. There are times, I feel overwhelmed and stressed too. However, i firmly believe that I am able to handle more and have the energy to get through the day because I take care of myself.