We continue to take precautions and practice social distancing as we all work together to stay strong during this time. So even while we aren’t gathering together, there is still a lot to celebrate. Even if it’s a little different, it is important to commemorate these days. Maybe just change up the way you observe them.
National Fitness Day – May 2nd
While this is a rather new holiday, fitness and exercise have always been an essential part of our lives. If you normally read our newsletter, you know we take personal fitness very seriously (even though we love to have fun with it!). So take the day to think about where you are with your physical fitness goals. Maybe it’s time to make a change, or just step it up a bit.
Mother’s Day – May 10th
Mother’s day celebrates those special ladies in our lives: our moms. But this year it may be a bit difficult. While most of us would love to be able to throw our moms a big celebration, their health and yours is much more important. Read our special article on how to celebrate Mother’s Day during social distancing for some creative ideas.
National Nurses Day – May 12th
We all owe nurses a great big thank you. Now it is especially important to acknowledge the hard and often dangerous work nurses do. We would like to extend our gratitude for the service they provide and their dedication to keeping us healthy, even when it puts their own health at risk.
Memorial Day – May 25th
This sober day celebrates and commemorates those who have died serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is an important day to remember and honor the sacrifices of others. We thank all those service members who are no longer with us and hope that you find some time to do the same today.
National Blood Pressure Month
High blood pressure can put you at risk for many diseases and cause complications in existing health problems. Use this month to ensure you are taking an active role in managing your blood pressure and keeping it within a healthy range. Also, make a goal this month to help someone else keep their blood pressure in check.
Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis currently affects 1 in 4 American adults (health.gov). Having struggled with arthritis myself, I know the consistent pain and overwhelming frustration that comes with this condition. It is important to remember that healthy, joint-friendly exercise can help with arthritis pain. Take some time this month to see if you are doing all you can to prevent, manage, and treat arthritis.