The first week of September (2-6th) 2019 was a nation-wide initiative: Women’s Health Week, providing information and resources to inspire women to make healthier choices and put themselves first. Each day of Women’s Health Week had a theme and to kick it off was ‘Mighty Movement!’, focusing on physical activity and the many benefits keeping a regular routine has, specifically for women. The key messages that Women’s Health Week promoted are:
- It’ not about ‘getting fit, fast’, it’s about being healthy for life
- It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you can do
- It’s not about looking good, it’s about feeling good
- It’s not about being the best, it’s about giving it a go
It’s a well-known fact that most women in Australia do not complete the recommended amount of physical activity on a daily basis, and one of the biggest challenges reported by most women is fitting that physical activity into a busy schedule. As a full-time working mum myself, I can empathise with this group of women! Personally, I make my exercise regime part of my daily routine and aim to complete a minimum of 45 minutes a day of exercise; it’s my ‘me time’, the ever important ‘me time’! As an Allied Health Professional, I work with my clients and assist them to plan their physical activity to ensure their exercise goals are both realistic and achievable. They key word here is PLAN and as difficult as it may seem on the busy days, if you have planned time for yourself to complete some physical activity, the likelihood of completing that physical activity is much higher.
The Exercise Right and Women’s Health Week websites have some amazing resources and information available to help you get started on the journey to a healthier you. At Absolute Balance, we also have a team of highly skilled Accredited Exercise Physiologists’ who can assist you in starting your journey and can provide safe and appropriate exercise guidelines and planning strategies to help you achieve your goals. For more information, jump on the website www.absolutebalance.com.au or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alixe Marion (B.Sc. – Exercise Physiology)
Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) (ESSAM)
Women’s Health – Exercise Right. (2019). Retrieved 5 September 2019, from https://exerciseright.com.au/womens-health/