Wise up for Women's Health Week

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Pelvic power, happier hormones, mental wellbeing – those are some of the focal points of this year’s Women’s Health Week (WHW).

The first week in September has been dedicated to women’s health since 2013.

It was founded by not-for-profit organisation Jean Hailes in a bid to encourage women to put themselves first and to think about their health and wellbeing.

A different health topic will be focused on each day from September 3 to 7.

No topic is off limits, the aim of the week to remove the “elephant in the room” which is why the WHW logo is an elephant.

“We know women can be so busy taking care of others they often fail to find the time for their own health,” Jean Hailes executive director Janet Michelmore said.

“The week is a good reminder for women to put their own health at the top of their to-do list.”

More than 60,000 women are expected to take part in more the 1500 events around the country. There are already more than 25,000 women registered to receive free health content via email. 

It’s easy to be part of the week. Simply sign up to receive the daily information or consider hosting an event. It could be a morning tea, a fun health information session, a workplace activity or sporting club event.

Jean Hailes executive director Janet Michelmore

All material supplied during the campaign is reviewed by Jean Hailes’ medical experts.

“By signing up you’ll receive free health tips, recipes, videos, podcasts and more, aimed at inspiring you to live a healthier life,” Ms Michelmore said.

Get involved with the week by hosting or taking part an event during the week.

Events run during the week can range from a morning tea, to a bike ride to a movie night. These events are hosted by women for women right.

For more information about the week, to sign up for the emails or for details about how to host an event or to see what events are on in your area go to: www.womenshealthweek.com.au.

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues.

The unique model, combines medical centres, research and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on the website, through resources, educational programs and health professional events.

Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by the in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, they were recognised as the Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.