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What is WHFD?

Women’s Health and Fitness Day (WHFD), that will be in its ninth year, is organized by a group of medical students from the University of Michigan Medical School. This day is focused on educating the community – women and men of all ages – about various aspects of women’s health. Each attendee will have the opportunity to attend workshops led by experts from the University of Michigan and other health professionals from the local community. WHFD is free for all participants and includes a complimentary healthy breakfast and lunch. This day is sure to be educational, exciting, and fun-filled for all who come!

Why are we planning it?

Our goal for Women’s Health and Fitness Day is to bring the cutting-edge resources of the University of Michigan Health System and local health professionals to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and surrounding communities.

For all women, health and fitness are important aspects of living a long and happy life. Too often, women interact with health care providers only in the context of illness. We would like to change this. WHFD aims to provide a forum for health care professionals to reach out to the community, sharing valuable knowledge and empowering individuals to prevent illness and live a healthy life.

While there is an incredible wealth of resources and knowledge to be shared with our community, there is also a lot to be learned from each community member. We hope that Women’s Health and Fitness Day will bring together women and men from all areas of our community, in order to share experiences and to learn from each other.

What are our goals?

To educate the community about specific health concerns facing women and the importance of maintaining health and fitness throughout life.

To provide an opportunity for women and girls in the community to interact with and learn from experts in specific health fields.

To encourage medical students to interact with, learn from, and educate members of the community in the context of important matters of health and well-being.

2 comments

  1. Noel Winkler says:

    I saw topics of interest on the Schedule, but they were not listed on the Registration, i.e. “the Highs and Lows of Hypertension.” Is this available. On the other hand, “Hair loss” was listed on the Registration, but not on the Schedule. What is the description?

    Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hello, Our speaker for the Highs and Lows of Hypertension had to drop out. We have two new classes for the 11:30 time slot, one of them will be out about hair loss and the other about loved ones suffering with mental illness. Unfortunately we don’t have a description for Hair Loss, but here is the description for the class about mental illness:

      1 in 4 adults live with a mental illness. My outline will fall more into the definition of common brain disorders or what it’s often referred to as mental illnesses. We will discuss resources for those suffering with mental illness and those providing care for the ill person. Finishing up the discussion around self-care tips when dealing with a loved one suffering with mental illness. My main goal is to let people know about NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness -WC.

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