The ABS Australian Health Survey results revealed in 2014 show that the average Australian woman is:
- Height: 162 cm tall
- Weight: 71 kg in 2014, compared to 67 kg in 1999
- Physical Activity: Exercises for 3.5 hours/week; watches TV for 13 hours/week
- Eating: 1 million Aussie women are on a diet: 50% low calorie, 14% low carb, 10% sugar-free
- Chocolate: 1.5 million Aussie women together consume a total of 59 tonnes of chocolate per year
- Alcohol: 1 in 5 Aussie women drinks wine every day
But as we all know, “average” is meaningless when it comes to the human body. Every woman is different and every woman has different health needs.
So whether you’re among the wine-drinking, chocolate-loving, TV-watching crowd of ladies, or whether you’re a lady who runs for an hour per day, drinks only occasionally, and prefers carrots to chocolate, you should investigate health cover.
Women can benefit from having health insurance that includes hospital cover for obstetrics and cancer, and extras such as dental, optical, chiropractic, or physiotherapy. Ladies, check out your options today:
And check out our women’s health tips:
- What are Australian women’s most common health concerns?
- 10 health checks you should get done this year
What the average woman needs to know
It’s not all about women’s health. Women also need to be engaged in encouraging and empowering each other in our finances and our lives:
- Celebrate International Women’s Day – what do women pay less for?
- More women are breadwinners than men in 2017
- Women earn less, so they end up with less super in retirement – here’s what you can do about it
- Negotiating for a higher salary
- Business and life tips from women business leaders
- Studies show women are becoming more financially independent
- Financial Planning Week: How women can become more confident investors