In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, we’ve compiled excellent resources from across the web providing useful information on how you or the girls and women in your life can better look after their health and wellbeing.
While we could have shared our own suggestions as to how women in particular can better look after their health and wellbeing in this increasingly busy world, we thought it’d provide more value to you, our reader, if we compiled the excellent resources already created by IWD and organisations like Head to Health.
Read on for some guidance and positive motivation as we close out an important month!
How to look after your health in our busy modern lives – Research by the World Health Organization shows there’s a clear link between gender and health, with women and girls often being disadvantaged. Prioritize your wellbeing by learning about the common health risks for women and how you can take steps to reduce them.
Staying fit and healthy for longer is YOUR choice – Many older women may be nervous about starting or maintaining an active lifestyle, however this article shows how age is just a number and shares some inspirational stories from women in their 60s to 80s about how they are staying fit.
Look after your mental health – There are some challenges unique to women – pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Beyond Blue estimates around 1 in 6 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety in their lifetime. Many women give so much of their time and energy to work, family, and daily responsibilities that they can often neglect their own self-care. These resources share the experience of some Australian women and provide a useful step-by-step guide on how to get help for yourself or for someone else important in your life.
Australian Females’ Health – In Numbers – The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has pulled together numerous statistics on the health of Australian females, including some comparisons with male health. Where do you sit amongst the numbers?
Get active! – Research regularly shows that doing some form of regular exercise can make a significant difference to your physical and mental wellbeing. However, the barriers to exercise can feel overwhelming. The Victorian State Government helps break down these barriers and suggest some gentle ways you can start incorporating more physical activity into your daily life.
Inspirational Stories – Beth French is a multiple record holder and outdoor swimming champion. She is also a single mother of an autistic son, who also has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome herself. This article shares her story of completing the Oceans Seven challenge and her approach to motherhood and managing chronic illness.
We hope you find these articles insightful. Please feel free to share them with the other females in your life. #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021
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