Good health is powerful! So, for this year’s Women’s Health Week, from 6-10 September, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is inviting women and girls to join the week to find the support, connection and information they need to be healthy in mind and body.
Held annually in September, Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing. It is a timely reminder for women and girls to make their health a priority and to take care of themselves.
Last year taught us all, among other things, the importance of good health, says Brenda Jones, Women’s Health Week campaign manager at Jean Hailes.
“It was also a good reminder for women, many of whom bore the brunt of the COVID-19 fallout, that to take care of others, you need to start by taking care of yourself,” says Ms Jones.
“A little self-care can go a long way. We hope our week inspires women to stop and think about their needs, not just the needs of others. We ask that they set aside some time to focus on their health. This could be arranging a health check, getting active, planning healthy meals, finding ways to manage stress, or taking the first step to change any unhealthy habits.”
Ms Jones says there are three easy and fun ways women can power their health this Women’s Health Week.
“First, you can sign up to receive free health emails each day of Women’s Health Week; second, you can host an event and help women connect and support each other; or third, you can join in other events, which can be found listed on the campaign website, www.womenhealthweek.com.au,” she says.
Those who sign up at www.womenshealthweek.com.au will receive free daily healthcare tips during the week including podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical health articles.
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Five easy things you can do this Women’s Health Week:
- Make an appointment for a health check
- Take care of your mental health and connect with family and friends
- Stay active and get moving – dance, walk, swim, play sport – whatever you enjoy doing
- Find some ‘me time’ – you deserve a break
- Sign up at www.womesnhealthweek.com.au for daily health tips.
About Jean Hailes
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation. We have a unique model, built on four pillars: education and knowledge exchange; clinical care; research; and policy. We aim to translate the latest scientific and medical evidence to help inspire positive change in women and girls by improving their physical health and wellbeing. Jean Hailes produces evidence-based information reviewed by clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.