NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS DAY
On the last Wednesday in September, National Women’s Health & Fitness Day promotes the largest event for women’s health of all ages.
Across the country, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages gather at local health and fitness events. They join in groups large and small. From senior centers to hospitals, parks and health clubs, women of all fitness levels encourage each other to begin or continue a healthy journey.
Often, these journeys only require the support of like-minded people. The day inspires many forms of exercise and supplies informational seminars and clinics, too. Screenings provide a way to track our fitness levels and help us get back on track. Forming small groups helps to create a daily routine or simply keep us responsible for our commitments to ourselves.
Developing our physical strength along with mental confidence goes a long way to keeping our bodies healthy. So many of us overlook the rest we need and the healthy foods our bodies need to fuel our days. When we take a few moments to learn the best ways to care for ourselves, we often take better care of others, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WomensHealthFitnessDay
This holiday offers so many ways to join in the action. Many fitness centers and organizations will be offering tips, classes, and screenings across the country. Whether you’re in tip top shape or have goals in mind, this day inspires us to take care of ourselves. Pick your goal and get moving! How will you celebrate?
Ways to get involved include:
- Join a walking group or another exercise forum.
- Visit a clinic seminar on portion sizes.
- Attend a webinar about reducing stress.
- Learn about incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.
- Join a meditation or prayer session.
Get the girls together for a workout and use #WomensHealthFitnessDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS DAY HISTORY
Health Information Resource Center (HIRC) created National Women’s Health & Fitness Day in 2002.
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