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CO-HEALTH TIMETABLE 2016 TERM 2


To see the dates and times for foodCENTS, 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 2 2016 . Heart Foundation Walking groups are listed on page 2. Bookings are now open for HEAL in term 3, the dates are as follows:

Calo Health, Bibra Lake Info Session Tuesday 12 July 11am, Program Dates 26 July – 13 September 11am-1pm

Cockburn Integrated Health Info session Saturday 16 July 9.30am, Program Dates 30 July – 17 September 8.30am-10.30am

Free Information Session Sport Recreation and Disability


2016 is the year of the Rio Olympics…. with the Paralympics happening in September, have you ever wanted to know more about disability and access to sport and recreation, or find out what options for participation there are here in WA? A FREE INFORMATION SESSION will be held on 30 June in Success

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

Plunge into feeling wonderful! Take the Healthy Pledge today!


As of June 2016 over 1800 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 so we are nearly halfway. To get your free checklist, sign the pledge that you will put it on your fridge and see how much it motivates you. 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 . 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.

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.

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.

foodCENTS


Learn tips on eating nourishing food on a budget, cooking and label reading. foodCENTS also complements other programs such as HEALTM very well. Creche and transport within the City of Cockburn area can be provided upon request.

Please call Khris on 0418 839 796 or email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au

The next program will run in term 3. Watch this space for dates, times and location.

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