Cooler weather – I have felt it this week already!  While summer brings its own joys, it can also be incredibly hot at times and getting all heated up while staying active when it is already scorching outside is not always appealing to many.   Fall is absolutely the time of year to enjoy seasonal weather and get fit at the same time. With cooler temperatures and milder weather for outdoor activity, it is a great opportunity to focus on health and fitness.


National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages with this year’s observance taking place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.  National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in September. This national program focuses on women and cities across the country will announce activities and opportunities to for women to get healthy and to educate themselves on health and fitness-related topics. It is hoped that in the weeks and months – and yes, maybe even YEARS, if we think optimistically – that follow this national observance, women will continue with activities to help them stay healthy and fit.


Check your local social media pages as well as keep your eyes and ears tuned to local news to find out what is going on in YOUR part of the country and get out and join the fun. Fall is indeed a great time to launch a fitness routine or to change-up existing routines in a fresh new way.    This year with the pandemic, and some gaining unwanted pounds during quarantine this spring and summer, getting and staying healthy and active this fall is even more important.


Ideas needed for staying active while socially distancing? Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s feature on this very topic.  Questions such as these are answered on the  Q/A page:


Is it safe for me to be active outside?

Can I be active outside with people who aren’t in my household?

Is it safe for me to go to a park or a playground?

Are there physical activities I need to avoid?

How can I be active without a gym?


Things may look different this year, and there may be new precautions to take, but getting and staying active and fit is timeless. Your body – and mind will always thank you. And speaking of your mind and fitness, that’s another conversation for an entirely different topic which I hope to share with our readers in a future article!  Now get going and find your own fun way to “fall” into fitness!