Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women Celebrates National Women's Health Week

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Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week. On May 15, Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women will hold a women’s health seminar, where women from Orangeburg and the surrounding areas will be able to learn about women’s health, nutrition and fitness.

Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in celebrating National Women’s Health Week. On May 15, Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women will hold a women’s health seminar, where women from Orangeburg and the surrounding areas will be able to learn about women’s health, nutrition and fitness.

The women’s health seminar will feature guest speakers who will discuss how women can create healthier lifestyles. During the seminar, participants can learn how to sign up for participation in The Woman Challenge, a program that encourages women to incorporate at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of physical activity into their lives on a weekly basis. Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women is sponsoring “Team Chrysalis” for The Woman Challenge and will have online and in-person activities to encourage and support its team members.

“National Women’s Health Week is important because it encourages women to take time for their health,” says Marcia Davis Taylor, President/CEO of Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women. “Women are often the caregivers for their families and, as a result, forget to make their own health a priority. With National Women’s Health Week, we remind women that they too need to visit the doctor, prepare and consume nutritious meals, and incorporate regular physical activity into their day-to-day routine.”

National Women’s Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women’s health. During the week, individuals, families, health organizations, businesses, communities, and the government come together to raise awareness about women’s health issues and educate women about simple steps they can take for longer, healthier and happier lives.

National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 9, and will be celebrated through May 15, 2010. National Women’s Checkup Day — a day where women across the country are urged to visit their doctor — will be held on May 10. In addition, The Woman Challenge, an eight-week online physical activity program, will be held May 9–July 3.

For more information about the women’s health seminar in Orangeburg, SC, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/events/event-detail.cfm?eventID=5683.

To learn more about Chrysalis Services for Girls & Women, please visit http://www.chrysalisgirlsandwomen.org.

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