Women: The time is now to focus on your health

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Women’s Health Week is upon us (September 5-11, 2022) and at Eve Health we’re encouraging you to take some time to check in on your physical and emotional health.

Ask yourself:

  • How are you feeling?
  • When was the last time you had a health check-up?
  • Are your vaccinations and routine screenings up to date?
  • Are you practising safe sexual health?
  • Are you getting enough exercise and eating well?

Women are often putting others above themselves, and the last few years of the pandemic have been particularly challenging for families, particularly. Restrictions have sometimes meant isolating in the home, relying less on grandparents, home-schooling or working from home while the children are also home, and the list goes on.

Women’s Health Week – organised through the non-profit Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – is the biggest week in Australia dedicated to the health of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. While the last few years have been tough, it is a reminder to all women that’s it’s important to focus on themselves too.


We’ve put together some tips to help you look after your health.


  1. Look after your pelvic floor

Pelvic floor exercises help women of all ages to maintain strong muscles, reducing the risk of prolapse or incontinence. If you are experiencing pelvic plain, painful sex or have any concerns about urination, it’s important to know help is available. To learn more about gynaecological conditions click here.

  1. The importance of exercise and relaxation

Regular exercise – in conjunction with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle – is the best preventor of serious illness and disease as we age. Relaxation time is also important in your day, to reflect and calm the mind. Ensure you are getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night to function at your best.

  1. Your mind matters too

Even if you are mentally fit there are tough times when emotions can become challenging.  Knowing how to manage adversity, trauma, and stress positively is important, as is speaking to loved ones or a counsellor when you feel like things are getting on top of you.  Beyond Blue has some excellent resources for mental health, including this anxiety and depression checklist.

  1. Check-ups on yourself

Self check-ins are important as part of your regular home routine. That way you will pick up on any changes to your skin, gynaecological conditions, your teeth and eyes, or your weight and can seek the advice of a health professional if needed.

  1. Check-ups with your GP

You know your body better than anybody else so please see your GP if you would like a check-up at any time or if you have any concerns. Prevention is the best defence against illness, so it’s important to have a yearly check-up with a GP or more often, depending on your health stage and age. A helpful resource is the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health website, which lists the tests and screenings important for each decade here.

Eve Health is committed to excellence in women’s healthcare in Brisbane. We believe in personalised, expert, and comprehensive care for girls and women of all ages. For our full range of gynaecology, fertility, obstetrics, and allied health services please visit us at www.evehealth.com.au.


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