National Prevention Week 2016

National Prevention Week 2016

Osteoporosis Australia patron Helen Dalley attended Prevention Australia magazines annual National Prevention Week breakfast in Sydney (5 April). The week focusses on better health and reducing serious illness by making positive lifestyle choices and having timely health check-ups. Speakers at the breakfast (pictured below) stressed the need for women to make time to look after their own health and not just care for others.

OA Patron Helen Dalley, Jackie Frank, Group Publisher - Fashion & Health Titles, Pacific Magazines & the Hon Jillian Skinner NSW Minister for Health

The latest issue of the magazine features a line-up of seven inspiring Australian women and a brave man - including Natalie Barr, Tara Moss, Layne Beachley, Ada Nicodemou, Kylie Gillies, Dr Libby Weaver, Helen Kappos and Kirk Pengilly - discussing a range of important health causes including depression and breast cancer (both of which have medications which can impact bone health). Prevention Australia editor Jacqui Mooney said, “Thanks to the latest science, they know without a shadow of a doubt that the risk of all these diseases can be drastically reduced – or even prevented – with just a few lifestyle tweaks.”

Osteoporosis Australia Patron Helen Dalley commented it was encouraging to see so much positive action in so many important areas of health. Osteoporosis Australia encourages a healthy lifetstyle to support bone health including adequate calcium and vitamin D and regular exercise.

Speakers: Natalie Barr, Jacqui Mooney, Dr Libby Weaver, Ada Nicodemou, Helen Kapalos and Tara Moss

Helen Dalley and Jacqui Mooney, editor Prevention Australia Helen Dalley with Lee Holmes, author and food writer