- Women have a greater life expectancy than their male counterparts - on average living 4.5years longer
- They tend to experience a higher burden of chronic disease and live more years with disability than men
- Poor sexual and reproductive health represents a third of the total global burden of disease in women aged 15-44 years
- Low health literacy negatively affects a woman's health knowledge, preventive behavior, ability to navigate the health care system, and ability to care for herself and her children. Yet, .
As such, in order to reduce the risk of disease and disability on women during their lifetime, health education can improve health literacy and empower women to seek solutions for health problems and avoid their progression.
However, currently health education is commonly sought online where material may not always be accurate or evidence based, or via a family doctor, where information conveyed is time limited and doesn’t always permit questions and understanding.
Gyn & Tonic was created to address this gap, and aims to inform, uplift and empower women, as we address a range of women’s health issues. In this, we explore evidence based strategies to deal with common and often unspoken women’s health issues, with a holistic approach addressing both mind and body.
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Dr. Sne is a general practitioner of over 15 years, with a passion for Women’s Health. Since graduating from the University of Leicester, UK in 2002, she has enjoyed a variety of roles alongside general practice, including ten years of hospital-based Gynaecology and presently is also conjoint lecturer for UNSW school of medicine and supervisor for GPs in training. She runs a private women’s clinic at Bondi Junction Medical and Dental Centre.
She believes in the power of improving literacy when it comes to health and wellness and in particular with women’s health. She is a busy mum of two daughters, a keen Yoga and Pilates practitioner, and also runs a Facebook page with healthy nutritious recipes for the whole family. She believes in holistic care of the individual, and in empowering people, through health education, to optimise wellbeing.
Sophie, who has over 15 years’ experience in the practice of Pilates, loves and believes in its success for physical and mental wellness. Her enjoyable, yet challenging classes offer a full body workout that focuses on increasing muscular strength and flexibility, improving mobility and stability of joints, and reducing back pain, neck tension and stress.
Through life, women transition through many phases largely influenced by physiological and hormonal change as well as social and environmental shifts. This means that almost every decade women evolve through a new state of being, which requires adjustments in thinking and behaviour in order to thrive and achieve optimal wellbeing.
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.