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The end of September brings two national health observances – World Heart Day on September 29 and National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 30. Personal health and fitness can be difficult to focus on at any time. During the challenging times we face now, taking care of your mind and body is essential. Invest in taking good care of yourself – the rewards may surprise you.

Get active and creative.  Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week. Before starting any new fitness routine, contact your physician or health care provider and get their advisement. Listen to your body and go at your own pace. Think about your long-term fitness