Women’s Healthy Weight Day

Observed annually on the Thursday of the third full week in January, Women’s Healthy Weight Day is a holiday designed to help women understand their own healthy weight.

Every woman is unique, and as such, no two will need to be the same weight. Our modern media seems to have an obsession with the thinness of women, which can put an undue burden on those who can’t fit that standard.

This can lead to eating disorders, low self-worth, and even depression. That’s why it’s important for all women to get to know their bodies so they can learn what their healthy weight is and maintain it.

The History of Women’s Healthy Weight Day

At this moment, we’re unable to uncover who invented this holiday or when it was first observed. We do know that it has been around for at least five years and that it was created to foster a more body-positive message for women. As we usually say in these instances, we’ll continue to research this holiday and will update this space if we learn anything more about it.

Tips to Help Women Maintain a Healthy Weight

We wanted to include just a few tips below that we feel will help our readers achieve and maintain a healthier weight for themselves. While no advice is applicable to 100% of the people observing it, we do feel that the following tips are pretty general in nature. With that being said, let’s get right to them, shall we?

  • Women should consult a doctor before embarking on any exercise routine or diet.
  • They should be as active as they can be.
  • They should swap out junk foods for healthier alternatives.
  • They should drink plenty of water.
  • Limit portion sizes to lose weight.
  • Women can gain weight by adding heart-healthy fats, nuts, and cheese to their diet.
  • Dining with friends and family members can have a positive impact on mood.

Observing Women’s Healthy Weight Day

During this holiday, women can learn more about what a healthy weight is for them and then take steps toward achieving or maintaining that weight, without the influence of the media.

While working towards a healthier weight, women can also take the time to spread the word about this holiday and the issue of body positivity by using the hashtag #WomensHealthyWeightDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 18 Thursday
Next year (2025)
January 16 Thursday
Last year (2023)
January 19 Thursday
Health & Body