Let’s talk about women’s health. Victoria Ticha.
Leading health organisation, Jean Hailes, is planning a five day celebration to shed light on some difficult areas. The online event will consist of a range of women’s health experts and celebrity ambassadors who will tackle different issues through articles, videos, podcasts, recipes, and tools. The free event encourages Australian women to take time and focus on their health. So get involved, learn more and take action. It’s time to talk.
Know your numbers
Knowing the numbers of key health measures will keep you up to date with your body and tell you whether or not you need to make changes to your daily habits. Whether this includes your blood pressure, cholesterol, Pap smear, blood sugar, breast, skin, or immunisation measures, these checks should be taken at least every two years. The Australian government offers a free ‘45-49 year old health check’ for those at risk of developing a chronic disease.
Food for thought
Whether it is your misplaced keys, forgotten groceries, lost phone or you simply can’t remember their name, we’re all familiar with memory glitches. Causes are usually stress, ageing or illness. The best strategies for improvement and prevention include regular exercise, organisational tools such as calendars, word plays, and even rhyming. Research also suggests the consumption of certain food encourages brain and cognitive function, such as oily fish, whole grains, blueberries, tomatoes, blackcurrants, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, sage, nuts, and eggs. A nourishing, well rounded diet gives our brain the best chance to fight disease and avoid causes of memory loss.
Anxiety and fear are normal emotions that alert us to possible dangers. These emotions cross over into the unhealthy category when they become excessive, irrational, ongoing, distressing, and interfere with daily life. This is a common issue among women as one in four women have some type of anxiety during their lifetime. Management using interventions and strategies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness, can be effective. There are many things you can do to manage stress which can trigger anxiety, it is just about finding the right strategy for you. The earlier you talk to a professional the sooner you will be on your waqy to a healthier and happier you.
Join this free online event starting from September 7 – 11