"It is also a good reminder for women, many of whom bore the brunt of the COVID-19 fallout, that to take care of others, you need to start by taking care of yourself.Women's Health Week campaign manager, Brenda Jones
From September 6-10, during this year's Women's Health Week, Jean Hailes for Women's Health is inviting women and girls to join in to find the support, connection and information they need to be healthy in mind and body.
Held annually in September, Women's Health Week focuses on good health and wellbeing.
Women's Health Week campaign manager at Jean Hailes, Brenda Jones, said last year taught us all, among other things, the importance of good health.
"A little self-care can go a long way. We hope our week inspires women to stop and think about their needs, not just the needs of others. We ask that they set aside some time to focus on their health," she said.
"This could be arranging a health check, getting active, planning healthy meals, finding ways to manage stress, or taking the first step to change any unhealthy habits."
Ms Jones said there were three easy and fun ways women could power their health this Women's Health Week.
"First, you can sign up to receive free health emails each day of Women's Health Week; second, you can host an event and help women connect and support each other; or third, you can join in other events, which can be found listed on the campaign website, womenshealthweek.com.au," she said.
Those who sign up at womenshealthweek.com.au will receive free daily healthcare tips during the week, including podcasts, quizzes, videos, recipes and practical health articles.
Each day offers a new theme as inspiration.
Here are five easy things you can do this Women's Health Week:
- Make an appointment for a health check with your GP;
- Take care of your mental health and connect with family and friends;
- Stay active and get moving regularly - dance, walk, swim, play sport - whatever you enjoy doing;
- Change at least one unhealthy habit;
- Visit the website womesnhealthweek.com.au for inspiring daily health tips.