Letter to the Editor - Women's Health Week
23 August 2018
Women’s Health Week has become a respected fixture on the Australian health calendar since 2013.
Women lead such busy lives that we often put our person 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 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 only 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 have registered to take part in the week which runs from September 3-7 2018.
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 MP
Member for Euroa
Deputy Leader of The Nationals