Healthy mes­sage for women

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

WOMEN’S Health Week has been a re­spected fix­ture on the Aus­tralian health cal­en­dar since 2013.

Women lead such busy lives that we of­ten put our per­sonal health on the back burner. This week is a timely re­minder for women of all ages to make their health a top pri­or­ity.

In 2017, Jean Hailes sur­veyed 10,377 women about their health needs. Of that num­ber, three quar­ters of those women de­scribed their over­all health as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

The sur­vey fur­ther found that 60 per cent of women are not ful­fill­ing 2.5 hours of mod­er­ate phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity per week.

Each year, Women’s Health Week con­tin­ues to grow in mo­men­tum, as both the pub­lic and health­care pro­fes­sion­als recog­nise the ben­e­fits of tak­ing time out to think about health is­sues.

This year, it is an­tic­i­pated that more than 60,000 women will take part in the week, which runs from Septem­ber 3-7.

I en­cour­age women across the Euroa elec­torate to em­brace this year’s event as an op­por­tu­nity to take charge of their phys­i­cal and men­tal well­be­ing.

More in­for­ma­tion about Women’s Health Week and reg­is­tra­tion can be found on­line at: www.wom­en­shealth­week.com.au. Steph Ryan, Mem­ber for Euroa

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