Happy Co-Healthy New Year – Timetable 2015 term 1

Time for a change? Time to feel better? A host of healthy lifestyle programs are being planned for the New Year.The timetable includes the highly successful HEAL program that will be available at the Cockburn Integrated Health facility in Cockburn Central, South Lake Ottey family & Neighbourhood Centre and South Lake Leisure Centre. The CoHealth Timetable Term 1 2015 is now available with some dates to be added in early January. 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)

Heart Foundation Walking at Cockburn Central 3 days a week

People who work office hours will be happy to know that two very enthusiastic ladies will be leading “Heart and Sole”, the newest Heart Foundation Walking timetable 2015 01, three days a week at Cockburn Central. Welcome to Janelle and Jenny.

Welcome also to Amy who is taking over as walk organiser for an existing walking group, the South Lake Suns.

New time for Hamilton Hill Heartmoves

As of Thursday 4th September the Heartmoves class at the Salvation Army Hall on the corner of Erpingham Road and Southwell Crescent in Hamilton Hill will start at the new time of 11.15am with exercise physiologist Alex Lalovic.

The Co-Health team would like to thank facilitator Rosie Allan for her years of dedication and inspiration to the class and wish her well in her retirement.

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 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 Carwell 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