04 Apr, 2019 Resources to fill your mind, and your heart!
Ever opened up a podcasting app and not known where to start? (Us too!)
These days, with so many amazing people and innovative ideas, it’s difficult to cut through the mess online and find the little gems of heart, health and wellbeing information.
Here at Her Heart we want to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the heart health space, as well as women’s health in general. So we thought we would document the people that we follow, websites we visit, podcasts that we listen to, and stuff that we love, that inspires, educates, challenges, humours, and fulfills us. ‘Cause you’ve got to share the good stuff, right?
(…and no, this is not sponsored, so know that we’ve got your best interests at heart!)
Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight — and the often startlingly different ways in which the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. As pioneering doctor Paula Johnson describes in this thought-provoking talk, lumping everyone in together means we essentially leave women’s health to chance. It’s time to rethink.
Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don’t know about women’s heart health — including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they’re often missed).
This is a great lifestyle podcast focused on famous and successful women, women’s health issues such as miscarriage and periods, as well as discussing topical issues related to women.
Hosted by Miranda Tapsell and Nakkiah Lui and supported by Buzzfeed Australia, this exploration of women of Indigenous background is sure to interest and empower, with topics all about sex, relationships, dating, power, and, most difficult of all, race.
Author, presenter and political commentator Jamila Rizvi fronts a discussion about ‘Future Women’, meeting inspiring guests, discovering more about gender equity, hearing real-life stories of working women and educating us to get ahead.
This one is all based on making the most out of health and living a healthy lifestyle. Presenters Jesse and Marni make it their mission to help you help yourself through fitness, nutrition, self-help and wellbeing tips.
The self-proclaimed ‘dynamic duo’ of health and fitness figure Sarah Day, and personal trainer Kurt Tilse, crack the code on all things health, fitness, lifestyle, relationships and building your dream career. A very accessible podcast, which gets the right balance between evidence-based and real stories.
Health direct provides up-to-date information, resources and great facts sheets on women’s health topics.
Women’s Health Victoria is a hub of female-centric information and resources to make women feel healthy, empowered and equal.
The AWHN acts as the national voice of women on a range of health topics.
A focused platform of migrant and refugee health information and resources. Ethnicity and origin play a vital role in the identification and treatment of health conditions, and this information can be accessed in over 70 languages.
Jean Hailes’ mission closely aligns with ours – to provide accessible and female-focused health information to improve women’s lives. For other health information, visit their site.
VicHealth provide a platform to create a Victoria where everyone can enjoy better health and wellbeing. Her Heart is proud to support the This Girl Can campaign, which is run by VicHealth, and all about inspiring women to lead healthy and active lives.
*these sites are based in Victoria, Australia, however the information is intended for a larger audience.
A selection of books that we’ve been recommended, all dedicated to women’s health and empowerment.
Women Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women, by Kirstin Ferguson & Catherine Fox
Say Hello, by Carly Findlay
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?, by Dr Nikki Stamp
Not Just Lucky, by Jamila Rizvi
Unmasked, by Turia Pitt
Embrace Yourself, by Taryn Brumfitt
I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
Rising Strong, by Brene Brown
Black is the New White, by Nakkiah Lui
Fight Like A Girl, by Clementine Ford
MAGAZINES & BLOGS
(Quite self-explanatory we reckon). Women’s Health covers female-specific health, wellbeing and self-care issues, and provides a trustworthy resource for the latest trends, as well as profiling amazing women.
Mindfood is built around the core platforms of Community, Culture, Health, Beauty, Style, Décor, Travel, Food and Drink. It also lends itself to healthy eating, and ensuring that, through food, you are taking preventative action for your health. Some seriously delicious recipe ideas, with equally tantalising photography.
Peppermint Mag tell the stories of people doing good in the world.
Take some time out of your life and breathe. Just breathe. And that’s what this mag tells you to do. Taking time out for yourself and enjoying the environment around you.
Prevention is dedicated to inspiring women to live and love their life with energy and confidence. Their website and magazine delivers information, breaking news and authentic lifestyle advice that inspires, challenges and leads readers to love their whole life, from nutrition to food, medicine to mood, exercise to environment.
Dr Libby’s mission is “ to educate and inspire, enhancing people’s health and happiness, igniting a ripple effect that transforms the world.” She provides advice, insight into health-related issues, and ensures that in all of her writing, women feel empowered to be themselves and to be happy.
Spark Health are passionate about preventing the onset and burden of Chronic disease in the Aboriginal and Australian population. They are in the business of adding years to people’s lives and are excited about health!