Group Weight Management
Take the First Step to Good Health!
“I know I need to lose weight but I have failed many times.”
” I know I should exercise but I am too busy weekdays and too tired weekends.”
There is a simple solution and it is called the Life! Program and it is Free for most Victorians. With 10 years experience running the Life! Program I am very aware of the barriers to good health. We live in an obesogenic society which makes it very difficult to lose weight. We are not lazy, just overwhelmed with the many choices on offer in life. Who has got time to cook or even wants to cook when the advertisements scream at us to choose the convenient option. In the Life! program you will learn many tricks and clever tools to get you on track to a healthier you.
Learn about the best weight for you, not the ideal weight and the best diet for you is the one you can stick with.
With 67% of men and 58% of women being overweight or obese in Victoria, now is the time to act!
Obesity was declared to be non-communicable disease in 2000 in addition to being a risk factor for disease. Your risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, is affected by your weight and also where your body fat is stored. People who carry fat around their waist (apple shaped) are at increased risk of chronic disease.
The Life! group course involves a one-on-one introductory session (You can book an appointment with Kirsten at Advantage Health Point clinic on Thursday afternoons and Bairnsdale Family Medical Centre on Fridays) and six group sessions run across a 12 month period. The group course offers you the knowledge, skills, support and expert advice needed to make lifestyle choices to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The program can be tailored to suit a workplace setting, with an alternative program delivery structure available incorporating 45-minute group sessions to fit into your workplace lunch hour or convenient times.
Further information can be found at www.lifeprogram.org.au or contact Kirsten your Life! facilitator for Gippsland.
Kirsten’s next two Life! courses in 2019 are starting Monday Feb 11, 5-6.30pm and Friday Feb 15 , 1-2.30pm in Bairnsdale.