GFWC-NC President’s Special Project

2018-2020 Healthy Women:

Taking Care of Ourselves…So We Can Take Care of Others

The GFWC-NC President’s Special Project “Healthy Women” recognizes the need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others.  We will focus on projects and activities that further walking, wellness, and healthy living for ourselves and for women in our local communities.

PROJECT GOALS: We want clubs to track members’ progress to stay focused on making healthy choices and to know how we are doing!  (Tracking Sheet)

1.) To keep fit … our walking goal will be to make it OVER THE MOON! (How far away is the Moon? About 250,000 miles from Earth)
MEMBER TARGET:Walk 2.5 – 5 miles per day (equivalent to 5,000 – 10,000 steps per day)

We encourage the use of the CHARITY MILES app (www.charitymiles.org), with Shot at Lifeas the designated charity, to track our miles.

2.) To stay well, do recommended check-ups, preventive screenings, and immunizations
MEMBER TARGET:  Annual physical; annual mammogram/monthly breast self-exam; annual gynecological exam; annual dental checkup & cleaning.

3.) To eat healthy, “eat a rainbow” of colorful fruits and vegetables daily and drink plenty of water.
MEMBER TARGET:  Fill half your plate with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables at each meal.  Drink at least four 8-ounce glasses of water each day.  (New research indicates that we get needed water from many sources—including fruits and vegetables and non-water beverages – so we are relaxing the old “8×8-ounce” rule.)

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