Women's Health Week

“Women's Health Week is an annual national event taking place in September, dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority.” - WHW

It is women’s health week 2-6th September and this year there is a special focus each day for different areas of women's health and wellbeing. Stay tuned on our social media channels for the latest.

Here are 5 great ways to start prioritising your health and wellbeing:

  1. Schedule time for you! If you wouldn't miss an appointment in your planner, why miss that 5 minutes of meditation you have been looking forward too? Or that bubble bath with your favourite scented candles? Self-care is the first step to a healthier life.

  2. Stop avoiding health concerns and book that long overdue check up! When was the last time you visited your GP when you were not already sick? Get your breasts, skin, blood pressure and heart checked regularly as you age. prevention is key!

  3. Learn that it is normal and okay to ask for help. Reaching out to others is a strength, not a weakness and should be done regularly. Trouble with a task at work? Ask a colleague. Worried about family life? Speak to a third party friend or therapist. There are always people around you to help, build a strong support network and use them.

  4. Swap your negative thought patterns by placing in a positive element. For example: You might be feeling selfish for booking yourself a hair or nail appointment when you should be home cooking dinner or meal prepping for your family. Instead of feeling guilty, enjoy the moment for you and use your new found relaxed mindset to be more productive after your appointment.

  5. Take the time to cook healthy meals in advance and learn new skills in the kitchen. Your body will thank you for caring and not rushing with an unhealthy takeaway option.

Don’t hide away from the facts: Your health matters! Take care of yourself first in order to better care for others.