Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages and will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. This unique national program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. More than 1,000 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, and other community locations. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in these local activities.
The goal of this event is to support 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. Women’s Health & Fitness Day is also part of the new National Women’s Health & Fitness Week held during the last week in September.
Granite Falls Municipal Hospital & Manor encourages all of the women in Granite Falls and the surrounding area to take part in this national initiative by taking a walk on September 28. Be a part of the Community Health Challenge initiative and “warm up” to walking. If you have a pedometer, wear it. A healthy life begins with a single step.