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Women's Health Week is brought to you by Jean Hailes for Women's Health.
Jean Hailes represents all women, girls and gender-diverse people.

A day dedicated to movement

Our physical activity experts tell us you don’t need to run a marathon to bring the benefits of movement to your daily life. Today's article is all about taking small steps in the right direction. We launched the 'Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series' with our first episode featuring passionate Women's Health Week Ambassador Shelley Ware, who transformed her painful experience with endometriosis into a mission to educate and support women. We featured working from home resources to help you spark more movement in your day and ensure you’re perfectly positioned to work in comfort. And spoke to Professor Flavia Cicuttini, Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit at Melbourne's Monash University, about the impact of lockdowns on our bodies and health. 

Article: ‘Movement vs Marathon’

Walking with friends

Moving in the right direction

It’s never been more important for us to get the right amount of exercise, not just for our physical health, but our mental wellbeing. The good news is, a little can mean a lot!

We talk to the experts about how the pandemic has impacted our physical activity, how to get a bit more movement into your life and the benefits of exercise done in baby steps.

Podcast: 'Raised without shame'

To kick off the 'Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series', we chat to passionate Women's Health Week Ambassador, media presenter and teacher, Shelley Ware, who transformed her painful experience with endometriosis into a mission to educate and support women.

Listening time: 16 mins

Shelley Ware
 

Live aerobic workout

Seize the day and jump into a live workout with Fernwood Fitness.

Fernwood expert trainer Lisa hosts a 30-minute session featuring a pumping female powerhouse playlist, with low-impact options so everyone can join in the fun**. 

**Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately and speak to your doctor. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health will not be liable for any injury, loss or damage arising out of or related to the use of the video.

Make your moves count

Being physically active is important for good health and wellbeing regardless of your age.

It only takes 30 minutes a day to make a positive difference, so make your moves count this Women's Health Week. Walking, running, dancing, cycling, stretching or rolling. Indoors or out. Whatever makes you feel good for 30 minutes a day. We hope this video helps to inspire you to move more today!

Move more while working from home

Working from home has become the new normal for many of us during the pandemic. These resources will help to spark more movement during your day and ensure you’re perfectly positioned to work in comfort.

Fact sheet: workplace workouts

Easy exercises and stretches to keep stiffness and soreness at bay.

Stretch it out

Poster: work-from-home ergonomics

Check your workstation ticks the boxes and avoid work-related pains.

Check your set-up

Article: a healthy home workspace

A Jean Hailes physiotherapist's advice on how to set up a healthy home workspace.

Get comfy

Podcast: 'Just move it!'

Next up in the 'Jean Hailes podcast – Women’s Health Week series', we talk to Professor Flavia Cicuttini, Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit at Melbourne's Monash University, about the impact of lockdowns on our bodies and health.

Quote from Professor Flavia Cicuttini

Listening time: 11 mins

Today's recipe

Women’s Health Week smoothie

This delicious pink drink from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella is a post-workout winner.

With just a few simple ingredients, it is rich in antioxidants, calcium, soluble fibre, healthy fats, phytoestrogens, probiotics and protein. Can't ask for more than that!

More resources to make you move

Article: movement and motivation

How do you stay motivated and make physical activity a regular, and enjoyable, part of your life?

Staying on track

Article: building positive body image

How can we help women to love their bodies? Find tips for modelling positive body image.

Body acceptance

Article: staying active with endo

Triple J's Bridget Hustwaite on how she finds the joy in moving more after her endometriosis diagnosis.

Learn more

Quiz time!

Head to our Instagram stories at 1pm AEST today and check out our quiz on just how much you need to move to be healthy. Is it a little or is it a lot?

More resources & health topics to explore

Join an event

Keen to take your week to the next level? Join one of the 2000 online or in-person events happening across the country.

A special thank you

Thank you to today's guests for providing their time and expertise.