Thursday- Light exercise with exercise physiologist instead of HeartMoves this week


For this week only, Thursday’s Heartmoves class at Hamilton Hill will be replaced by a light exercise class run by an exercise physiologist. All are welcome and the cost is the same $3 as usual.

FOODcents in Yangebup starts 12 March


Balance your diet as well as your budget. People with a Healthcare card can enjoy free lunch with creche provided at the FOODcents program at Yangebup Family Centre in March and April. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Co-Health Timetable 2015 term 1 – Note HEAL is full for Term 1


Watch this space! The draft timetable for term 2 will be here within a week

The HEAL programs running at 3 locations in Cockburn are now full for term 1. Information sessions for term 2 are planned for the week starting 20th April. Watch this space for exact details, or email your expression of interest to beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au and we will contact you with details.  For all current Co-Health programs see the CoHealth Timetable Term 1 2015 . Details about individual programs can be found in the Lifestyle Directory and Walking Group details can be found on the Be Active page. (Photo courtesy of Community Newspaper Group)

Five opportunities to walk at Cockburn Central


Whether you are working or retired, people living around Cockburn Central have 5 opportunities to walk with a group every week. See details about these and other walking groups in the City of Cockburn at Heart Foundation Walking timetable 2015 01.

Living Smart


Do you want to learn really practical ways you can make your life more sustainable? Are you keen to meet like-minded people? Do you crave community connection?
Then Living Smart is for you!

More information here

Your Move Cockburn


Your Move has motivated 10,000 households in Cockburn to get active, your way with support and contact with coaches face to face, on the phone and via the Your Move website and Facebook page.

As the program officially ended on 30 June 2014, households involved in the program are encouraged to continue setting personal goals that include active travel like using public transport, riding and walking and also getting involved in the many community events and programs the City provides throughout the year.

Stay in contact and see all the upcoming community events provided by the City by liking our Facebook page.

For active travel, the City’s TravelSmart Program:

  • Supports local primary schools to encourage active travel through
  • Provides regular bike education and bike maintenance programs for children and adults
  • Supports the local Bicycle User Group
  • Looks to improve the current path network for riders and walkers
  • Organises community bike rides for everyone, all ages and abilities
  • Provide free local resources such as cycling, walking and public transport such as maps and brochures

Contact Katy for more information on any of these programs at cycling@cockburn.wa.gov.au

For more information on the City’s Recreation Services programs.

Randwick Stables Community Garden Inc


Members of the community interested in gardening, socializing and/or being creative are invited to join others at 24 Rockingham Rd – enter from Cardigan St or the Basketball stadium, look for the blue sign – every Sunday at 2pm.

Health claims on food- How do we know what is true?


If it sounds too good to be true – it probably isn’t! If someone tries to sell you something that resembles a lolly, drink or other processed food and claims that this will improve your health almost as much as eating fresh fruit and vegetables, ignore them and head straight to the fresh fruit and veg market, or even better, the nearest community garden. For a hilarious clip on health food claims (warning – coarse language) listen to this clip by John Oliver

Healthy Active by Design launch


As part of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active by Design (HABD) launch a workshop was held on 5th  March 2014 at the City of Cockburn. Speakers included Deputy Mayor Carol Reeve-Fowkes, Andrew Trosic, Manager of Strategic Planning and international expert Rodney Tolley presented ‘Creating a walking-friendly city: innovation and inspiration from around the world’. HABD is a tool to inform the design of communities that support and promote healthy and active living.

International expert Rodney Tolley inspires planners from the South Metropolitan area

A Gift from Co-Health – presentation by Glenn Cardwell and David Beard


To wish you a Happy Healthy New Year, Co-Health offers these priceless presentations as a gift to you:

Your best shape – the honest truth about weight control from people who aren’t trying to sell you a radical diet or ‘guaranteed’ program that just won’t work. Discover the essential steps you must take to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. There are no diet plans, because you know they don’t work; no magic potions or scams; no false claims about how easy it is. This is about proven strategies for weight control. Glenn Cardwell, Accredited Practising Dietician, and David Beard, Exercise Physiologist will show you the simple and effective strategies to lose body fat and keep it off permanently. DVDs of the presentations are available on request. Email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au and include your mailing address to receive a copy.

Please view the video’s below:

The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Food tips by Glenn Cardwell, dietician

 

The Honest Truth about Weight Control – Exercise Tips by David Beard, exercise physiologist