Nurses: Looking For Ways To Promote Women’s Health Through Physical Activity?

Working on the frontlines of healthcare everyday, no one knows better than nurses how greatly physical fitness can impact women’s health and wellbeing. Which is why an upcoming program from the US Department of Health and Human Services is a welcome way for nurses everywhere to promote physical activity to their patients.

The WOMAN Challenge is a free eight-week, online, interactive physical activity program designed to boost awareness and participation for girls and women of every fitness level. Only 30 minutes of activity a day can have an enormous affect on our health. But all too often those precious minutes can get buried in a mountain of other tasks and responsibilities. The WOMAN (Women and Girls Out Moving Across the Nation) Challenge seeks to illustrate how those minutes can add up over time by allowing participants to “travel” along virtual routes that crisscross the country. Armed with a pedometer, participants, either solo as part of a team, can track their steps online and feel connected to other groups making their way across the “scenic” routes.

The WOMAN Challenge kicks-off the ninth annual National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17, 2008). The WOMAN Challenge begins on Mother’s Day, May 11, and ends on July 5, 2008.

Get your patients involved in this important challenge today!

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