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CO-HEALTH TIMETABLE 2016 TERM 3


To see the dates and times for Food Sensations, Flabuless Families, Better Health Program and other free or low cost healthy lifestyles programs offered by Co-Health please see the Co-Health timetable Term 3 2016 and Walking Groups . Heart Foundation Walking groups are listed on page 2. Two-per-page HEAL flyers ca be downloaded here

Winner of $50 voucher


Thanks to all those people who have signed the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge so far. All those who responded to the survey to see how much the checklist motivated them went into a draw for a $50 voucher for a sports shop. The winner, Ann Chandler, was drawn by Clory Carrello (pictured here with Co-Health team member Hannah Smith), CEO of Cockburn Integrated Health at the Cockburn Health and Community Health Day on 6 July. Approximately 1900 community members have pledged to put a healthy checklist on their fridge and report back on how motivational they find it. We are nearly half way to the goal of 4000.

Further draws will take place over the next 12 months so Pledgers, make sure you respond to the survey when you are contacted – you could be the next winner!

Better Health Program – healthy lifestyle program for kids


The Better Health Program being run at Cockburn Youth Centre is a huge success and due to the amount of interest a new program is planned for term 3. Download the latest Better Health Program flyer and please register here

Take the Healthy Pledge today!


As of July 2016 over 1900 people have taken the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge. Co-Health aims to have 4000 people signed up by June 2017 . To get your free checklist, sign the pledge that you will put it on your fridge and see how much it motivates you. You agree for a member of the Co-Health team to contact you just once in the next 12 months to see how you are going. Those who respond go into a lucky draw every 3 months to win a $50 sports voucher. Ann Chandler, pictured, won a voucher in the lucky draw at Success Health Day, Cockburn Integrated Health in July . She reported: “Having the checklist on my fridge means I see it all the time, it is a great reminder and I have definitely improved my habits since it has been there. I am so glad I made the pledge”.

Scientific research has shown that people who publicly pledge to change behaviour for the better are far more likely to maintain it. It is entirely your choice how many of the healthy actions you want to take up. All actions on the list are based on sound evidence and national guidelines for nutrition and physical activity.

If you would like one mailed to you, please copy and paste the Healthy Checklist pledge (mail version) into an email and send to beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au . The checklists are also available at all City of Cockburn Libraries, Cockburn Super Clinic Parmacy, proactive shopping centres plus various community events around the City.

Check Your Cancer Risk


An online tool that checks people’s cancer risk has been launched by Cancer Australia in a bid to encourage Australians to reassess their lifestyles and lower their risk of developing the disease. Check Your Cancer Risk takes participants through a series of lifestyle questions, covering topics such as alcohol consumption, diet and sun exposure. The online tool can be found at www.canceraustralia.gov.au/yourcancerrisk.

OVERWEIGHT? HEAL works


A national evaluation of thousands of participants was published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia in 2015. It is available at HEAL, HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA.

Food Sensations


Learn tips on eating nourishing food on a budget, cooking and label reading. Food Sensations is run by Foodbank WA and complements other Co-Health programs such as HEALTM very well. Creche and transport within the City of Cockburn area can be provided upon request. In Term 3 Food Sensations 4-week program will run at Meerilinga and in Term 4 it will be held at Yangebup Family Centre.

 

Flabuless Family Fun (FFFun)


Sessions are planned to resume in Spring – watch this space. In the meantime, you have free use of the quality equipment supplied in many of our parks. Instructions are on notices on all the equipment that has been installed in the past year..

ARE YOU REALLY ACTIVE ENOUGH ?


The Heart Foundation has produced two pamphlets to help promote the ‘Move more, sit less’ message:

Be active every day

Am I active enough