National Hispanic Heritage Month - Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Columbus Day or Día de la Raza is October 12
National Cholesterol Education Month - Although September is the month of recognition, working on healthy cholesterol levels should be done at all times. High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It is a serious condition and can increase your risk for heart disease. Lowering cholesterol levels decreases your risk for heart disease, reduces the chance of having a heart attack, or dying of heart disease. Some can have high cholesterol and not know it, so eating right and taking care of your heart are always important. Cardio is your friend!
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Staying on the topic of optimal health, September is also National Yoga Month! Yoga is one of the oldest known sciences in the world, acknowledged by experts as a highly effective complementary alternative medicine.
National Yoga Month September 2010 invites all styles of yoga to participate in an awareness campaign designed to educate about the many benefits of yoga and inspire our fellow citizens to live healthier, happier lives. Learn the benefits!!
Enjoy September, and let us know of any notable events or causes we've missed!