West Virginia women will gather to learn more about healthy lifestyles at two Women on Wellness (WOW) retreats June 24 at Camp Creek State Park in Mercer County and July 26 at Heston Farm inFairmont.

The National Center of Excellence in Womens Health at West Virginia University sponsors the daylong WOW retreats, which aim to educate and inspire women to take an active role in managing their health.

Women who attend will learn ways to improve their lifestyles through exercise, nutrition and chronic disease management. They will learn more about exercise, take part in health screenings and indulge in relaxing therapies such as massage.

To register for either of the retreats, go online towww.wvhealthywomen.org, e-mail ecparsons@hsc.wvu.edu or call or call 304-293-5690. For the Camp Creek retreat, Connie Saunders in Mercer County can also provide more information; call 304-324-5809.

The WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center is one of 20 nationally designated Centers of Excellence in Womens Health. This designation is awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Womens Health.

For more information seewww.wvhealthywomen.org.