The Jean Hailes Woman's Health Survey of just over 10,000 women in Australia found that, among other things, approximately 60 percent of women are not taking part in at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week. Being too tired and lack of time are the main reasons given for this.
"Women always put themselves last. If something happens in the family or the kids are sick, the first thing that is cut out is going to the gym," Fernwood founder Diana Williams told HuffPost Australia.
"Women really need to take some time out for themselves. It's important for them but also their family. There tends to be this feeling that has been passed down from our grandmothers to our mothers, that the woman needs to be there first for their family, and they themselves come last," Williams said.