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.

HEAL is full for term 2, to put your name on the waiting list for term 3 please email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au . If there is enough interest we will consider running another program sooner.

Information session for people from diverse cultural backgrounds


A free information session about rights and responsibilities in health care is being offered to people from diverse cultural backgrounds, recent arrivals in Australia and those with limited English skills. RSVP on 9411 3444 for catering purposes.

 


Download the flyer Rights and Responsibilities in Health Care

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


The ever successful HEAL (Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle) program is full for term 2. To put your name on the waiting list for term 3 please email beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au . If there is enough interest we will consider running another program sooner.

Those who have completed HEALTM ,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.

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

Next term the program will run at the Salvation Army Hall in Hamilton Hill. Details are on the FoodCENTS Salvation Army flyer

Flabuless Families Outdoors



Please come and join the fun with our friendly team at our next session held at Bakers Square, Dianne Street/Mortlock Street, Hamilton Hill on the 25th May. All families are encouraged to make use of this opportunity to improve their health and weight. Fitness instructors from South Lake Leisure Centre provide “Flabuless Family Fun” in a different park each Wednesday evening, running three half-hour sessions between 5.30 and 7pm  during school term for a $2 donation per family. No need to book, just arrive, bring a towel and a water bottle, comfortable clothes and shoes. For locations and dates see:

Flabuless Family Fun 23 March – 1 June flyer

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

Plunge into feeling wonderful! Take the Healthy Pledge today!


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 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 including Hello Baby (Manning Park 16 March), Coogee Beach Festival (3 April) and Harvest Hoo Haa (Harvest Lakes 30 April)