The calendar is full of celebration days – those you have heard of and those that might be new to you. We all know Father’s Day is in June; July celebrates National Hot Dog Day (Sonic Drive-In even offered $1 hot dogs), and August celebrates expanding our minds with National Book Lover’s Day.
Those are all great, but what about the important women in your life? Well, September has just the day to recognize them by celebrating the 17th annual Women’s Health and Fitness Day.
Being sure your loved ones stay happy and healthy is important. That is why Women’s Health and Fitness Day is important because it is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.
As a part of the larger National Women’s Health and Fitness Week, this unique event focuses attention on women’s health and fitness and the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.
What can you do to improve your health and fitness?
Mississippi native Sia Cooper, NASM certified personal trainer and blogger at diaryofafitmommy.com, says that by cooking from home, you can take better charge of your own health and caloric intake. “Women can take small steps to improve their fitness by learning to cook their own meals! So often we are tempted to eat out and we don’t really know how many calories we are consuming in one sitting.”
A great way to celebrate those important ladies in your life, Women’s Health and Fitness Day is filled with activities across the nation. Organizations throughout the country will host women’s health and fitness events at hospitals, health clubs, schools, retirement communities, senior centers, and more.
From fun walks to exercise demonstrations and health screenings, this women’s health and fitness day will see more than 50,000 women participating in events. The event encourages women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart, healthy choices, and to make time for regular physical activity.
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