The annual awareness week, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH), begins each year on Mother’s Day and brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. Curves International has partnered with the OWH to help promote National Women’s Health Week and provide health and wellness programs and materials to women throughout the nation.
In further support of this partnership, Curves has inaugurated its National Curves Day celebration, which will occur annually on the Thursday of National Women’s Health Week. Curves International aims to give away 1 million free 30-day memberships at participating Curves gyms throughout the United States and Canada during the week-long event. Any non-member who visits a participating Curves club during National Women’s Health Week will be eligible for this free membership offer.
“Everyone at Curves of Brentwood is excited about our new partnership with this influential government organization,” said a Curves of Brentwood staff member. “This relationship confirms the value that the Curves program offers to women by promoting regular exercise, nutrition guidelines and community fitness events. We look forward to working with the OWH to offer our members and our community even more resources for living a healthy, active lifestyle.”
It’s Your Time is the theme for the 13th annual National Women’s Health Week, which empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases:
• Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
• Get active.
• Eat healthy.
• Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
• Avoid unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
For more information about Curves of Brentwood, located at 3130 Balfour Road, Suite A, National Curves Day and the Curves 1 million free 30-day memberships offer, call 925-240-8065 or e-mail 97PY02LK@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com. For more information about National Women’s Health Week, including a list of events in your area, visit www.womenshealth.gov/whw.