The national health awareness campaign, held every September, raises awareness of the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing for all women and girls in Australia.
Women’s Health Week campaign manager Brenda Jones says both organisations share similar messages around the importance of aiming for just 30 minutes of physical activity each day as a great way of looking after your physical and mental wellbeing.
“Physical activity, such as getting on a bike, has so many positive health benefits and it can also be a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and family. This year, in particular with COVID-19, the need for easy and local ways to get active have never been so important,” says Ms Jones.
“It’s also never too late to become more physically active. Research shows that beginning or resuming exercise at any age can help with overall wellbeing, sleep, mental health, pain management and increased energy levels.”
“This September, Women’s Health Week will be a timely reminder to check in on our health, whether it’s rescheduling important health checks that have been put on hold or postponed, setting aside time to check in on our mental wellbeing, or checking that we’re getting 30 minutes of physical activity each day,” says Ms Jones.
Bicycle Network is Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation, supported by nearly 50,000 members nationwide. Founded on the belief that physical activity is vital for a happy, healthy life they are committed to making it easier to ride a bike.
”Bicycle Network is thrilled to partner with Jean Hailes again for Women’s Health Week and help promote how important it is for women and girls to take some time for themselves and get the 30 minutes of daily exercise they need to be happy and healthy,” says Bicycle Network spokeswoman, Anthea Hargreaves.
“It doesn't matter how old you are or how far you pedal, hopping on your bike for a ride is one of the easiest ways to incorporate physical activity into our daily lives--not to mention, it's a lot of fun.”