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This week we are celebrating with PRIDE! Yes, you see it, Happy PRIDE Month! Ms. Anastasia gives us a brief history overview of how this month long celebration came about and asks how this celebration impacts your life or the life of someone you love.
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June 23, 1960
Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics.
The road to victory was not an easy one for Wilma Rudolph. Stricken with double pneumonia, scarlet fever and polio as a child, she had problems with her left leg and had to wear a brace. It was with great determination and the help of physical therapy that she was able to overcome her sicknesses. She overcame her disabilities to compete in the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, and in 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at a single Olympics. Later in life, she formed the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to promote amateur athletics.
June 23rd is National Hydration Day
The games get intense under the hot summer sun. On June 23rd, National Hydration Day reminds us to replace fluids lost in the heat of battle.
The human body contains more than 60 percent water. Maintaining that balance while training is a challenge. And doing it during the summer months is a practice that must be consistent. Becoming overheated or dehydrated can lead to heatstroke and possibly death.
There are ways to help prevent dehydration. Being hydrated before a workout even begins is essential. If you are under-hydrated before you start, it is hard to catch up once the sweating starts. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the training, too. Fluids can include sports drinks that contain electrolytes (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium) to replenish the essential minerals the body loses through perspiration.
Whether you are an athlete or not, stay hydrated on these hot summer days. Drink plenty of fluids and make it part of your daily routine.
The arrival of June brings with it the celebration of Pride, a vibrant, rainbow-filled recognition of the LGBTQ community. While it is traditionally marked by over-the-top parades, jam-packed rallies, and marches, Pride might look a little different in 2020. Yet, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate right from your own home.
Why is June Pride Month?
June is recognized as Pride Month to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots at New York City’s Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969. A police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a known gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, led to days-long protests that ignited a national firestorm of activism and elevated the fight for LGBTQ equality. Pride events celebrate the uprising annually, with many celebrations scheduled around the last weekend in June. In 2020, many major Pride events are set to mark their 50th anniversary, and while in-person events are postponed from coast-to-coast, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate this landmark.
What Is Pride Month?
In addition to recognizing the decades-long—and still ongoing—fight for equal rights in the LGBTQ community, Pride is meant to be an affirming celebration of all that the community has accomplished. While images abound of over-the-top, colorful costumes at Pride marches and rallies, there are many ways to celebrate Pride, from learning the history of the movement to supporting the diverse array LGBTQ voices, taking in a family-friendly film, supporting local LGBT businesses and charities, and more.
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