25th September - National Women's Health and Fitness Day 2019
Women's Health & Fitness Day is the nation's largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday in September and this year that is in 2019 it will be observed on 25th Wednesday. It is the nation’s largest annual health endorsement occasion for women of all ages. This annual observance aims to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day was on track in 2002 by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).
Why Celebrate National Women's Health & Fitness Day?
The objective of this event is to support women of all ages to take care of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by searching for an event happening in your area and participating in it. If there are no events in your area, you can focus on things dealing with health and fitness on your own, or with friends. Here are a few ideas:
- try a sport you haven't played before
- workout with a friend
- walk or ride your bike somewhere instead of using a vehicle
- try out a healthy food you've never eaten, or a new healthy recipe
- schedule a checkup with your doctor
- set health and fitness goals for yourself
- make sure you have been drinking enough fluids
- get a massage
- take a nap
Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 27th 2017
Wednesday September 26th 2018
Wednesday September 25th 2019
Wednesday September 30th 2020
Wednesday September 29th 2021
Wednesday September 28th 2022
Check out these following ideas to help celebrate your mind, body, and wellness & kick start those lifestyle changes. Consider them for yourself and take away some ideas that you can encourage other females to try out.
- Find an Event/Host an Event
- Discover a New Fitness Activity - Find at least 20 minutes in your day for exercise
- Grab a Friend - Get your friends together for a workout
- Buy an Activity/Fitness Tracker
- Take Care of Your Mental Health
- Schedule a Check-Up
The following health screenings are recommended for women between the ages of 18 and 39:
- Blood pressure screening – Every three to five years if within the normal range
- Cholesterol screening – Every five years if within the normal range
- Diabetes screening – If blood pressure is above 135/80 mm Hg or body mass index is above 25
- Eye exam – Every two years
- Pap smear – Every three years starting at age 21, every five years after age 30 (if previous results were normal)
The following health screenings are recommended for women over the age of 40:
- Blood pressure screening – Every year
- Cholesterol screening – Every five years
- Diabetes screening – Every three years starting at age 44
- Colonoscopy – Every 10 years starting at age 50 if there’s no history of colon cancer in your family
- Eye exam – Every two to four years between ages 40 and 54 and every year starting at age 55
- Mammograms – Every one to two years
- Osteoporosis screening – Women under age 65 who have risk factors should be screened
- Pap smear – Every three to five years
- Take Time to Relax: Get a Massage
- Eat Healthy
- Drink Your Fluids