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Today marks National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the largest event in the United States promoting women’s health awareness and physical activity that occurs on every last Wednesday of September. Over 500 groups across the country will join forces to inspire women of all ages to be healthy and active through events at senior centers, hospitals, health centers, parks, schools, and other community locations. An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women are expected to participate this year.
The goal of this nationwide event is to encourage women to take the initiative when it comes to their health, such as learning to make healthier choices and tips for incorporating regular physical activity into their daily lives. The event is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health information professionals. The theme of this year’s event is “Good Health is a Good Habit!”
“Our goal for this national event is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity,” stated Patricia Henze, Executive Director of the Health Information Resource Centers, in an official press release. “Women’s Health & Fitness Day is also designed to showcase the many women’s health resources available through the local organizations that will host events on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.”
Events at various community locations will differ in how they choose to celebrate the day, but all will provide women with important resources, such as health-related programs and services offered to them in their communities. Activities might include walking events, exercise demonstrations, health screenings and health information workshops.
Learn about local events near you, visit the event’s official website.