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20 March 2018
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Jean Hailes and Bicycle Network gear up to support women’s health

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and Bicycle Network are teaming up again in 2018. As a Major Community Partner, Bicycle Network will work with Jean Hailes to promote messages around the importance of physical activity and general health and wellbeing.

The partnership extends to Women’s Health Week, held in the first week of September.  The national campaign encourages all women in Australia to put their health first and provides tips and resources to help women make positive changes. 

According to Janet Michelmore, AO, Jean Hailes Executive Director, physical activity, such as getting on a bike, has so many benefits for your health. 

“Regular physical activity can help with overall wellbeing, sleep, mental health, pain management and increased energy levels,” says Ms Michelmore. 

Bicycle Network is a national health promotion charity founded on the belief that physical activity is vital for a happy, healthy life. However, women make up less than 20% of their event participants so as they work towards 50/50, promoting the many health benefits of riding to women is a major focus.

Anthea Hargreaves, General Manager Public Affairs, Bicycle Network believes that riding a bike is one of the easiest ways for women of all ages to get active. 

“Incorporating exercise, like bike riding, into your daily life is a great way to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise we all need to keep happy and healthy – it’s also a lot of fun too.”

Bicycle Network will again be arranging Women’s Health Week bike rides in various locations around Australia during September as well as encouraging women in their community to put their health first during Women’s Health Week.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues. Jean Hailes has a unique model, with three integrated units: medical centres; the Jean Hailes Research Unit (a formal partnership with Monash University); and a department that translates the latest health findings into practical, accessible information on our website, through the media, and through resources, educational programs and health professional events. Jean Hailes only produces trusted evidence-based information reviewed by our in-house team of clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government’s national digital gateway for women’s health.

For media

For more information on Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, to interview our health experts or ambassadors or for images, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email media@jeanhailes.org.au.