Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Worlds AIDS Day 2009: Get fit. Get healthy. Get Tested.
It’s me, RosetheFitnessInstructor! I know, I’ve disappeared for a few months but I wanted to drop in and say “hello”. I plan on posting some inspirational/motivational tips on fitness during the holiday season. But first, I wanted to quickly touch on an important topic.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services’Office on Women's Health,HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 within the U.S.. This is unacceptable! While I encourage everyone to stay healthy and keep fit to live a long and healthy life, there is one important thing you can’t forget to do—get tested.
Although the date passed, this post is dedicated to World AIDS Day 2009. In honor of this observance, please take a moment to educate yourself about HIV/AIDS. You could not only protect your life, but you could protect a friend or family members life.
Check out these resources for more information:
http://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv/ : Information about women and HIV/AIDS.
http://www.hivtest.org/?s_cid=hivtesting_partners6 : Information about getting tested.
http://hiv.drugabuse.gov/index.html: For the young ones in your life who have risky behaviors.
http://www.blackaidsday.org/ : National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is on February 7th. If you are involved in your community, take this opportunity to spread the word and encourage others to get tested.
Get fit. Get healthy. Get Tested.
More to come on fitness :)!
Posted by HealthyFabRose at 9:54 AM