Women's Health

Keep Tairawhiti Women Healthy

Start engaging in safe behaviours today to improve your health and well-being and lower your risk of illness.

fruit and vegeWe make approximately 200 decisions on what we will eat and drink each day. Eating at least 2 + 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetables each day is linked to reduced blood pressure and heart disease.

Breast cancerWomen between 45 and 69 years of age can get a free breast screen every 2 years. And just 30 minutes of brisk walking a day is enough to lower your risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer1 out of every 2 pregnancies is not planned talk to your doctor about contraception and pick up free condoms from the Community Clinic or Family Planning Clinic.

stressA lot of stress is bad for your health. Chronic stress raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Take time to look after your mental health and well-being. 

stressRegular cervical smears save lives. To check if you are up to date call 0800 729 729. Free smears are available at the Community Clinic. Call 06 868 9005 to make an appointment.

 

Make time to look after your health and schedule a well-woman visit to your healthcare provider regularly.