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Hello from our Founder

As we head into Spring in Australia, September is shaping up to be a busy month for women’s health. We start the month by supporting Women’s Health Week run by the Jean Hailes Foundation, who are encouraging women to put their health first, with a different focus each day of the week (see post below to sign up).  

We have also been busy behind the scenes with creating new and interesting content including our new 5 minutes on a Friday (thanks to all those who responded and said you loved it! …. I have now managed to respond to everyone!). 
Also, we’ve spent some time talking to our new Her Heart Ambassador Kate McCarthy. Kate plays for women’s AFL and shares her story about having seizures as a child, and at 12 years old had a pacemaker put in as they realised it wasn’t an epilepsy issue but her heart had been stopping. Read more in our Blog, and welcome to Kate, we’re thrilled to be working with you, not only to share your story but be an inspiration in encouraging women to get active! 
We will finish off the month with World Heart Day on Sept 29th. In light of everything that’s been happening in the world there has been a shift in prioritising health, our own and the health of loved ones. In recognition of this, The World Heart Federation’s campaign this year is aptly called Use Heart to Connect. #UseHeart 
Until next month, enjoy this bulletin and take care. 
Best wishes
Dr Linda Worrall-Carter
Founder & CEO, Her Heart

Women’s Health Week and #RUOK Day

It's an opportunity to get involved and put your health first in Women’s Health Week! Listen to podcasts, interviews, if you are short on time read some of the updates on social media. We are looking forward to #MoveitMonday, Mental Matters on Thursday & #RUOK day and encouraging better sleep on Slumber Party Friday!

 Kate McCarthy Her Heart Ambassador

Kate McCarthy had a pacemaker put in when she was 12, after having had seizures since she was 3. She shares her story, how she manages this from airport scans to AFL training! She also offers some valuable learnings for women who are wanting to get active. You can read more about Kate’s interview on our blog here.

World Heart Day 29th September

This year’s focus is ‘Use heart to connect’. It’s all about using your knowledge, compassion and influence to make sure you, your loved ones and the communities that you are a part of have the best chance to live heart-healthy lives. So, if you can - get digital, look after yourself and don’t let Covid-19 come in the way of regular check ups and check up on anyone you know who might have become vulnerable during the pandemic.

What can you change in Women’s Health Week?

Have you seen our information and resources around how you can control/modify your risk factors? These don’t have to be difficult, we know that small changes can make a big difference. For example, reducing (or even cutting out!) alcohol can help you sleep better. Also, getting regular exercise every day, even if its 20 minutes 3 times a week! Both of these are not only good for your heart health but important for mental health. 

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