September 29, 2010 marks the nine year anniversary of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. As more than 100,000 women nationwide participate in awareness and fitness, learning how to not only get fit,
but maintain personal health and fitness, approximately 1,400 facilities across the country step up to promote female health and fitness.
The theme of the 2010 National Women’s Health and Fitness day is Fitness: A Smart Choice for a Better Tomorrow! Whether you are a mother, student, high-powered executive or all of the above, your personal health is what sustains you through each and every activity you engage in.
As many of us scramble each day to find time to breathe, we often neglect our bodies by grabbing unhealthy food on-the-go and failing to get enough exercise. We may also put off important health screenings, such as mammograms, thinking we can always get one next year, though sometimes next year could be too late.
Organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), who also sponsors National Senior Health and Fitness Day, events will take place all over the country in hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. Women in attendance at official National Women’s Health and Fitness day events will participate in exercise demonstrations, walks, health screenings, diet and nutrition seminars and much more.
Setting aside a single day to focus on your health as a woman may not seem like enough, but consider the devotion of just a few hours to learning something you may not have known before. Even picking up a time management strategy that helps you incorporate a regular exercise routine into your busy schedule can make a huge impact on getting your life and your health on track.
We many not all have time to hit the gym for sixty minutes every single day, and maybe we don’t have another ninety minutes to whip up some organic health feast each night for dinner, but taking small steps toward a healthier you today is essential to ensuring a lean, mean health-machine tomorrow.
I think we should celebrate women’s health every day,but taking it one day at a time is definitely a step in the right direction!
Are you celebrating National Women’s Health and Fitness Day in your area? Share your experiences at this event, and let us know how you plan to change your lifestyle to incorporate fitness into your weekly routines.