Why women’s health week? In 2013, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health ran the very first national Women’s Health Week. Now in its 6th year, Women’s Health Week is the time to put yourself first and get talking about women’s health. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health identified that the two biggest barriers to women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. The #MyHealthFirst campaign aims to encourage women to start putting their health first and make positive changes. To all those women who hold the fort, run the show, coach the team and steer the ship. It’s time. I dare you to show that you’re putting your health first too. Women from all walks of life are asked to share a ‘selfie’ on their favourite social media platform to show that they’re going to start putting their good health first.
Sign up to Women’s Health week today to receive free health tips, recipes, videos, podcasts and more, aimed at inspiring you to live a healthier life. The five topics for this year’s focus include:
- Day 1 – Silent Topics– Together let’s start bringing those ‘silent’ topics out into the open, to be heard, seen and recognised.
- Day 2 – Happier Hormones– Hormone health can be hard to pin down but with some hormone-healthy choices, you can support your hormones and gain greater health and happiness.
- Day 3 – Mental Wellbeing– Invest in your own mental wellbeing and put yourself first. Learn how to protect your mental health, how to be kinder and gentler on yourself and make positive changes that last.
- Day 4 – Pelvic Power– Regardless of your age and life stage, whether you’ve had 10 kids or none, every woman needs to be exercising her pelvic floor muscles. Today you’ll learn why it’s equally important to be able to release and relax them.
- Day 5 – Wired and Tired – Women are often juggling many roles in life, and alongside all the responsibilities, feelings of fatigue and exhaustion are common. Learn how to gain energy, rather than drain it, and more.
For more information on Women’s Health Week or to sign up visit www.womenshealthweek.com.au.
Alliance Rehabilitation provides a range of women’s health services through our committed and passionate team of health professionals. These services are provided in our state-of-the-art rehabilitation clinic in Townsville and also at our outreach locations across North Queensland. Health services include: physiotherapy, psychology, neuropsychology, social work, speech pathology, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, dietetics & nutrition, diabetes education, nursing and general practice. Please contact us directly to discuss how we can assist you.