Victorian women of all ages will have access to the latest exercise, health and nutrition research and advice thanks to a series of factsheets designed to give women the right information to make the right choices at different stages of their lives.
The Active Women in Sport fact sheet series, developed by Sports Medicine Australia – Victoria with support from the Victorian Government, provide advice on topics ranging from nutrition and bone health for active women, to exercise during pregnancy to exercising in older age.
Sports Medicine Australia – Victoria Executive Officer Lynne Sheehan thanked the Victorian Government for providing the funding to produce the Active Women in Sport fact sheets.
“With research showing that many Australian women fail to meet the recommended minimum guidelines for physical activity, it is critical that we are encouraging and supporting Victorian women to become more active and make healthier lifestyle choices across their lifespan,” Ms Sheehan said.
“These fact sheets were produced in consultation with Victorian women from all stages and walks of life to ensure we were providing information and advice relevant to the needs of everyday women.“One of the major barriers to activity among women is the fact that women are continually faced with new challenges and issues at different stages of their lives, such as pregnancy and menopause, which can lead to a reluctance to exercise.
“Injury or fear of injury can also be a common barrier to physical or recreational activity, which is why it is so important to ensure women of all ages have access to the right information to help them make informed choices about safe participation in exercise and physical activity.
“The fact sheets build on the work undertaken by Sports Medicine Australia in conjunction with the Victorian Government to tackle the incidence of sport-related injury in Victoria through the Sports Injury Prevention Taskforce.”
The Active Women in Sport Series contains five fact sheets including:
- Nutrition for active women
- Exercise for young women
- Exercise for women over 50
- Bone health for active women
- Pregnancy and exercise
View the fact sheets