National Women's Health and Fitness Day
Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This unique national program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Women’s Health & Fitness Day will also be part of a new National Women’s Health & Fitness Week, to be held annually the last week in September.
On this day, more than 500 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. Over 65,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities. Local health and fitness activities will vary widely based on the organizations hosting the events and the interests of local women in these communities. Activities will be noncompetitive and may include walking events, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, and health information workshops.
Women's Health and Fitness Day is important because it allows local communities to advertise the programs and services available to women who live in the community, with the goal of encouraging women to take control of their health. It is important for women to take this opportunity to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity.
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