Women’s Health & Fitness Day is an annual event that began in 2001, inspiring awareness for women of all ages to take part in regular preventative screenings and physical activities. Women’s Health & Fitness Day is organized nationwide by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a consumer for health information professionals.
A grassroots initiative, Women’s Health & Fitness Day encourages and guides women to take an active role - preventative and corrective - in their health, making conscientious decisions to improve their well-being.
Local celebrations such as no-cost healthcare screenings, organized walkathons, and wellness workshops can be found in neighborhoods across the country through community centers, health clubs, hospitals, parks, schools, and other recreational facilities.
How To Celebrate
With more than 50,000 women taking part in local events, women can find over 500 groups nationwide to participate in during Women’s Health & Fitness Day. There are other ways to celebrate the day, aside from joining a local outing.
Consider engaging in a more personal approach:
Experiment with a new workout.
Cook a fresh, healthy recipe.
Schedule a pampering-spa day.
Arrange a girl’s luncheon.
Unplug from electronic devices.
Practice meditation and yoga.
Get out and celebrate Women’s Health & Fitness Day by participating in a community event, individually, or hosting a function. If you are part of an organization interested in conducting an outing, additional information about how to host an event can be found at the following link: National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Participation.
How this holiday Unites People
Women’s Health & Fitness Day unites all women for the purpose of focusing on awareness and education in women’s health and well-being. In a continuous effort to advocate for women, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services prioritizes the need for women’s health to a full week in May, beginning with Mother’s Day. For more information, visit the Office on Women’s Health.