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September puts spotlight on women’s health

16 August 2018


Women of all ages are invited to participate in the sixth annual Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week which commences this Monday, September 3.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has encouraged women across the electorate to get involved with the health promotion campaign which is dedicated to improving women’s health knowledge and behaviours.

This year the campaign will run from 3 – 7 September.

“Women lead such busy lives that we often put our personal health on the back burner,” Ms Ryan said.

“This week is a timely reminder to put ourselves first.

“Jean Hailes is Australia’s leading and most trusted health organisation dedicated to improving women’s health.

“Their annual online survey, which runs in conjunction with Women’s Health Week, further provides Australian women with revealing insights into their health concerns, behaviours and needs.

“Last year, 10,377 women were surveyed about their health needs. Three quarters of those women described their overall health as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

“The survey further found that approximately 60 per cent of women are not taking part in at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week.”

Each day of the week will focus on a specific health concern for women and provide them with valuable information and statistics on that particular issue.

Women are further encouraged to complete this year’s Women’s Health Survey.

The survey is anonymous and contributes to understanding the health and wellbeing of women today.

“I encourage all women to get behind this year’s survey that assists in improving women’s health knowledge and behaviour,” Ms Ryan said.

For more information on Women’s Health Week: https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/

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