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We all know how critical maintaining good health is to our longevity and quality of life as we age. After quiet often putting our own health last behind children and elderly parents we seldom take care of ourselves. So this is why I’m very proud to get behind Women’s Health Week.
Women’s Health Week (WHW) was founded by national not-for-profit organisation Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. WHW aims to encourage women to put themselves first for a week, to think about their health and wellbeing. It has been a permanent fixture on the Australian health calendar since 2013, taking place every year in the first week of September.
The week-long campaign combines engaging and useful online content events with public and community-run events supported by Jean Hailes. Events range widely, from morning teas in the office to bike rides with friends and film nights. They’re run for women, by women, across Australia, from major cities to regional towns.
Women’s Health Week has gone from strength to strength every year as the public and health care professionals recognise the benefit of taking time out to think about health issues. This year, more than 60,000 women are expected to take part in over 1,500 events around the country and already more than 25,000 have registered to receive the free health-related content emailed to them every day by WHW. All material supplied during the campaign is reviewed by Jean Hailes’ medical experts.
The Women’s Health Week social media campaign launched on 1 August and they would like you to share a selfie on your favourite social media channel to influence your networks about the importance of maintaining good health and encouraging other women to do the same by putting their ‘selfies’ first.
Suggested messaging: To all those women who hold the fort, run the show, coach the team and steer the ship. It’s time. I’m putting #MyHealthFirst. I dare you to show that you’re putting your health first too. Join in by tagging incredible women and put your ‘selfie’ first! #WomensHealthWeek 3-7 Sept @JeanHailes
So I’m signing up for Women’s Health Week. What about you?
This post is part of the Lovin’ Life Linky with a Lovin’ Life Team of the “ageing positively” kind who are as keen as I am to promote the Lovin’ Life mindset.
The Lovin’ Life Team includes:
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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