Thank you to everyone who sent in expressions of interest for FFFun in their local park. The sessions will be held in the parks that were chosen by the most people. There is now exercise equipment in twenty-two parks around the City of Cockburn. The Co-Health team will offer half-hour Flabuless Family Fun (FFFun) in March and April in a variety of locations, using both the equipment and park area for a circuit of fun activities for all ages and abilities. Half-hour sessions will be held at each chosen park at 5.00, 5.30 and 6.00pm on one Wednesday in March or April 2017 (nine in total). A very creative and versatile personal trainer from South Lake Leisure Centre will lead the activities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an electronic schedule of dates. People are welcome to attend more than one location. The schedule will also be available at all City of Cockburn Libraries.
FFFun Picnic idea: Arrange a healthy picnic in the park with your neighbours after the session, and arrange times when you can all get together again each day, week or month to practise what you have learnt at your FFF session.
The booklet “A Guide to Walks in the City of Cockburn” was launched at Bibra Lake on Friday 18th November. Mayor Logan Howlett thanked the volunteer Heart Foundation Walk organisers for running walking groups throughout the City. Aboriginal Elder Noel Morrison told stories of the lake, accompanied by Tim Kelly on didgeridoo. Free copies of the booklet are available at all City of Cockburn Libraries
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 email@example.com . 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.
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!
The 10-week Better Health Program for children aged 7-13 years held at Cockburn Youth Centre in term 3 was a huge success and due to the amount of interest a new program is planned for term 1 in 2017. Please register your interest through the betterhealthprogram website here