Every year in September Jean Hailes, a women’s run health service, puts on national Women’s Health Week and this year the WCHM is holding four events.  We have invited some of the doctors and nurses from the Women’s Health Service to present information on the health of women through different ages to two government departments; the Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre and Aspen Medical.

If you would like to come along to our information session you can find more information on the flyer below!

The theme of Women’s Health Week this year is taking time for yourself.  Jean Hailes have identified women’s need to focus on taking time to improve our heart health, mental health, bone health, physical activity and sleep.

Taking time to look after your heart is important as the number one causes of death in women in Australia is heart disease.  The signs of a heart attack are different for women than for men. Signs that you could be having a heart attack are chest pain, squeezing or pressure, abnormal fatigue, feeling nauseas, light headed or dizzy, having difficulty breathing, cold sweats, and pain in upper body such as jaw, arms or chest

Making time to maintain your mental health is necessary; there are many strategies such as yoga, physical activity and meditation, try find out which is best for you!

It’s never too early to think about bone health; dairy, sunlight, physical activity and fruit and vegetables offer the best way to strengthen your bones.

Physical activity is good for your heart, mental health, muscle and bones; choose an activity to make your heart sing.

Sleep is one of the hardest things to maintain, we all seem tired these days but it can make such a difference to your health; schedule sleep!