The ever successful HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program will run in two locations starting in February 2016. Information sessions will be held on 30 January (Cockburn health & Community, Success) and 2 February (Calo Health Bibra Lake) Transport is available for the Tuesday program, please leave a message on 0418 839 796 to arrange this.
Those who have completed HEAL ,BEAT IT or Heartmoves may attend a free exercise maintenance class on Mondays 11am-12 at Cockburn Youth Centre, Wentworth Parade, Success, please contact Curtin Clinics on 94943751 to book
Join the first session at Coogee Beach Reserve on 3 February. All families are encouraged to make use of this free opportunity to improve their health and weight. In 2016 fitness instructors from South Lake Leisure Centre will visit a range of parks and provide “Flabuless Family Fun”. Three half hour sessions will run between 5.30 and 7pm on Wednesdays during school term at a different park each week for a $2 donation per family. No need to book, just arrive in comfortable clothes and shoes. Times and dates are available on the Flabulous Family Fun flyer
The Better Health Program is a free healthy living program for kids above a healthy weight, running at South Lake Leisure Centre in term 1 2016 and Cockburn Youth Centre in term 2. This fun and interactive program helps children aged between 7 and 13 and their families, adopt a long-lasting healthy lifestyle. The program focuses on improving eating habits, fitness, teamwork and overall health. Programs are led by qualified health professionals and take place after school, running parallel with school terms. Children and their families become fitter, healthier and happier as they have fun, meet new friends and learn new skills. For more information or to register please see www.betterhealthprogram.org or call 1300 822 953.
Co-Health will be giving away 5000 healthy checklist fridge magnets with free magnet whiteboard markers. To get your free checklist, sign a Healthy Checklist 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 email@example.com . 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 including Hello Baby (Manning Park 16 March), Coogee Beach Festival (3 April) and Harvest Hoo Haa (Harvest Lakes 30 April)
The City of Cockburn won the 2015 Heart Foundation Local Government Award for WA, acknowledging the City’s dedication to providing an environment that promotes a healthy active lifestyle through the Co-Health program, Your Move and using the Healthy Active by Design principles in planning.
Every year we celebrate and thank the volunteers who lead the walking groups in the City of Cockburn. Last year’s event was held at Manning Park on Friday 20 November 2015, an extra special occasionl as Dianne Black, one of the Cockburn Heart Foundation Walk Organisers, received the national Golden Shoe award for best Walk Organiser from the Heart Foundation. Over 100 people enjoyed a walk around the lake and the beautiful view from the lookout at the top of the stairs, followed by a scrumptious healthy morning tea made by Friends of the Community. A very informative Welcome to Country by Aboriginal elder, Marie Taylor was followed by speeches and presentations by Mayor Logan Howlett and Trevor Shilton, Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation. See photos here