Women are being urged to make their health a priority.
Women are being urged to make their health a priority. Kevin Farmer

Calls for rural women to prioritise health

DOCTORS in rural areas are asking female patients to make their health a priority this Women's Health Week and check in for a check-up.

President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Dr Adam Coltzau said the week is a great opportunity for women to be reminded that sometimes you need make the time to ensure your own health.

"Life keeps getting more hectic and it is so easy to overlook taking care of yourself,” Dr Coltzau said.

"Many women are so busy juggling work, home life and other commitments, and are not prioritising their own health.”

Dr Colzau said Women's Health Week is also a good time for rural women to consider their mental health and well-being. It is easy to feel isolated and down, particularly at times like this when many people in the bush are doing it tough.

"However, rural communities have the advantage of strong social networks and sometimes just connecting with other people can make a real difference to your own well-being,” he said.

He said it was important to take time to exercise.


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