Life! Program

Free for most Victorians!

We run 8 Life Program Courses every year. Join us in taking your first step to good health.

If you are telling yourself, “I know I need to lose weight but I have failed many times.”  Or,  “I know I should exercise but I am too busy weekdays and too tired weekends!” Or if you are simply feeling your age and know you need a change…

There is a simple solution and it is called the Life! Program and it is Free for most Victorians.   [Discover if you are eligible to receive this program free of cost here.]

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!

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 Capstone 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 is one of the Life! Program’s most prolific facilitators, delivering more than 39 Life! Courses in the East Gippsland area over the past two years with 311 participants.

Kirsten has demonstrated a dedication to stay up to date with knowledge and skills on health programs and diabetes initiatives.”

Lauren Day, Program Developer at Diabetes Australia - Victoria