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Your Health 5-10-13 Women's health week

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 This Mothers Day's kicks off National Women's Health Week.
      It's a time to empower women to make their health a priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health.   
 
     One step is to get active and join in the Fifth Annual Women's Health 5K Run and One-Mile Mother Daughter Walk on May 18th.
    These moms and their children with mommy and Me Time Fitness are taking steps to get ready for the 5k run and one mile mother daughter walk.
  Fitness experts suggest you run and walk 3 to 4 times this week to build up endurance and lower any risk of injury.
 
     Julie Turner, a fitness instructor with Mommy and Me Time Fitness says, If you're running especially, you have think about your heart and lungs,as a muscle just like any other muscle in your body. So, you want to start slow and gradually build up the strength and endurance in your heart and lungs before just jumping out and running a 5K."
 
       Fitness experts say it's important to start training, that's stretching, jogging or walking now; but, train slowly.  They say that makes the run and walk more enjoyable.  
      The Women's Health 5K Run and One-mile Mother-Daughter Walk is on May 18th beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Greenway Walking Trail in Homewood across from Samford University.  ABC 33/40's News Anchor/Health Reporter, Linda Mays will serve as the grand marshal of the event.
     You can register at www.active.com.  
     By the way, all members of the family, including husbands, sons, and brothers  are welcome to come join us to help celebrate women's health.

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