September 27th is Women’s Health & Fitness Day! The day focuses on raising awareness about women’s health issues and encouraging exercise and fitness, as well as preventative screening and care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of health-related death among women in the United States are heart disease, stroke and cancer. While heart disease has strong connections to family medical history and the definitive cause of cancer is still unknown, there are steps women can take to decrease their risk of developing these serious health conditions.
For example, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are both linked to heart disease and stroke. These conditions may not seem serious, however they are contributing factors to some of the biggest health risks that women face. By paying attention to these early signs, you have a greater chance of avoiding chronic conditions.
One way to manage these health risks is through a healthy diet and exercise. Varied, natural food choices, as well as appropriate caloric intake, are crucial to maintaining a healthy diet. When combined with regular exercise, this can help foster heart health and decrease weight-related concerns.
Sometimes, however, diet and exercise alone is not enough to combat serious health issues like diabetes or heart disease. In these cases, surgical weight-loss procedures may be appropriate. IBI Healthcare Institute has numerous bariatric procedures — such as the Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass, and Lap-band—which give patients options for controlled weight-loss through simple surgical solutions.
For more information on IBI Healthcare Institute’s bariatric services, call 678.466.6760.