National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is held every year on the last Wednesday of the first month of autumn, in 2022 the holiday falls on the 28th. The mission of the event is to tell people about the need to maintain physical health. A proper lifestyle involves not only proper nutrition, proper sleep, daily walks, but also regular physical training.
The holiday was established in 2002 with one goal – to promote the benefits of physical training. For many centuries, many traditions that were considered the norm were harmful to health. For example, for several centuries, women wore corsets, which were an obligatory detail of the outfit, but the tightening of the pectoral muscles led to their weakening and frequent fainting. For a long time it was believed that women were forbidden to lift any weights, as this develops male muscles. Today, many statements have been proven false, and the situation has changed for the better.
- In the first half of the 20th century, women were encouraged to exercise, but only at home, as it was considered indecent to exercise and sweat in public.
- The first women’s gyms were called beauty salons, because the visitors did not come there to keep themselves in shape, but only to lose weight.
- The active development of the movement for a healthy lifestyle began in the 19th century and since then women’s physical health has been perceived as an important component of life.
How to celebrate
Take care of your health – make an appointment with a doctor, undergo an examination and take tests. Attend women’s health events, join the millions who are already living healthy lives. Make a commitment to living a healthy lifestyle not just one day a year, but all the time.
When is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day celebrated in 2022?
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday of September each year.