382 million. That's the number of people living with diabetes worldwide today. And by the year 2035, 592 million people will have this disease. Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body does not metabolize sugar properly. As a result, sugar which is our main energy source, remains in the blood causing other complications like kidney disease, nerve damages, and heart diseases. However, most cases of diabetes and the complications that arise from this disease can be avoided through healthy lifestyles.
There are two startling facts about breast cancer - it is reportedly the second most common type of cancer women are diagnosed with and 1 in 8 women who are born in this country will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. However, it has been found that an early diagnosis is the best way to beat this disease.
Celebrating me means everyday rewards...just not the thing that hurts me or all the progress I've made...it's crazy. Would you celebrate getting a new job by promptly ditching your business attire or celebrate winning a singing competition that got you an awesome contract by ditching your voice lessons or celebrate sobriety by having a drink. Pick an analogy - the question is would you celebrate a success by returning to what set you back or ditching what got you there?
17.3 million. This is the number of people who died globally in the year 2005 due to heart disease and stroke. This number represents 30 percent of global deaths. And this number is expected to hit 23 million by the year 2030. In order to bring about awareness about this disease which is the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, the World Heart Federation created World Heart Day in 2000. Ever since, September 29th is recognized as World Heart Day. One of the main aims of this day is to promote preventative measures that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
September 27th marks the 18th annual Family Health & Fitness Day. This day is the nation's largest family event where thousands of families across the country participate. The primary goal of this day is to get families involved in fitness related activities, encouraging them to exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. FHFD also gives families an opportunity to try out the various fitness programs offered by the local community.
Today is the 13th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in fitness related activities all over the country on this day. It has been reported that more than 1,000 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations.
Discover how to balance life, work, and dance with Jeni Dzenis. This talented dancer has been dancing her entire life and has figured out a way to continue even after establishing a career and a family. Read more about Jeni Dzenis and her experience with Shazzy Fitness.
It's our last dance move of the series so we thought we'd take you to church! This move is called Church. Inspired by praise dancing, church works your arms and legs.This full body move is sure to get your heart pumping. Go ahead and get your praise on y'all.
This is what we like to call the Shazzy Hop. Inspired by Apollo's experience with football drills (back in the day), the Shazzy Hop focuses on the core and glutes. Make some room because you'll need some space for this one.
We're almost to the end of our seven-move series! Today we bring you the Punch and Drop move. Inspired by the Punch and Roll, this move works your core and legs. There are a series of steps to this one so make sure you watch the video! It'll be tons of fun once you catch the rhythm.