8 Ways to Put Your Health First for 2018 Women's Health Week
The Women's Health Survey 2018 spoke to 15,000 women from across Australia and found:
- 66.9 per cent of women felt nervous, anxious or on edge nearly every day, or on more than seven days in the last four weeks
- 46.1 per cent had been diagnosed with clinical depression or anxiety
- 70.3 per cent reported doing at least two hours of exercise per week
- 50.8 per cent described themselves as overweight or obese
This week, from 3-7 September 2018, is Women's Health Week
Let's use this week to kickstart putting our health first.
Here are 8 ways to get started:
- Start your morning with 5-minutes of journalling or reading instead of rushing straight into your day.
- Keep your 1-litre BPA-free water bottle on you to make it more accessible and help yourself remember to HYDRATE! Aim for 35 millilitres of water per kilogram of bodyweight, increasing for warm temperatures and exercise.
- If you spend a lot of time sitting, set a 45-minute timer as an alert to get up for a quick stretch or stroll.
- If you spend a lot of time staring at the screen, remember to take breaks to look out into the distance and into natural light for your eyes' sake.
- Schedule in your gym time. Literally, block out your calendar right now.
- Swap out a lunch date with a friend this weekend for a walk/hike instead - healthier and cheaper!
- Sign up to a structured course for a new activity such as indoor climbing/ breakdancing/ yoga/ pilates to get you moving in a new way and to keep you accountable!
- Try ending your day with some light stretching or breathing exercises (like breathe in for 2 counts, hold for 2 counts, breath out for 2 counts, hold for 2 counts) to down regulate your body
To find out more about Women's Health Week, click here
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