National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH & FITNESS DAY

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday in September. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.

SO, WHO STARTED THIS OBSERVANCE?

This holiday was started in 2002 by the Health Information Resource Center. You can visit their website here.

HOW WILL YOU OBSERVE?

Find a park with this helpful search tool from NPR!

Get a group of girls together and go for a run, walk or a fitness class at your local gym!

Get a musculoskeletal assessment! This type of assessment is done by a women’s health specialty PT. They will diagnose and help prevent issues like incontinence, prolapse and low back pain that may require surgery down the road!

Find a big grassy area …. Autumn is the perfect time for a picnic and brisk walk!

Make fun food art!

food art

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Post a picture of you and your little one exercising together with the tag #postpartumstrong on your social media!

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Share your inspirational photos of health and fitness and use #WomensHealthFitnessDay and #PostpartumStrong

 

 

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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