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2016 Co-Health snapshot


See what the Co-Health team achieved in 2016

Cockburn Community Trek & Trail Booklet launch


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


 

Take the Healthy Pledge today!


As of April 2017, 4275 people have taken the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge. 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  to win a $50 sports voucher. Ann Chandler, pictured, won a voucher in the lucky draw at Success Health Day, Cockburn Integrated Health in 2016 . 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 protected] . 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.

Winner of $50 voucher


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!

Better Health Program – healthy lifestyle program for kids


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

Cockburn Integrated Health News


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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


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.

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