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New Initiative to prevent chronic disease - My Health 4 Life

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Are you over 18 and have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, or high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, or previous Gestational Diabetes?

OR are you over 45 – (over 18 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) – and having trouble managing weight gain, not getting at least 30 minutes a day of exercise, want to improve your diet, trying to reduce alcohol and smoking?

Often we are not aware of our own risk of chronic disease. Several factors all increase our likelihood of developing chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, or stroke. Some contributing factors like our age, gender and family background we can’t change – but there are factors we can change such as too little physical activity, poor diet, smoking and alcohol. The good news is our risk can be reduced by small lifestyle changes.

An alliance formed by Diabetes Queensland, Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHN), Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council and funded by Queensland Health are behind this great new 6 month program to prevent heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. A further 6 months phone support is available.

Even if you’ve tried before, this program is designed to support you individually, in a goal that you choose, to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease. Through regular catch-ups we help you work out a plan to make changes that work for you – in your life – for the long-term.

NEXT STEPS

– To find out more, go to www.myhealthforlife.com.au, then check your risk and find out if you are eligible…

Either:

Complete the Health Risk questionnaire at www.myhealthforlife.com.au

When the questionnaire asks you how you heard about the program, please tick the “My Health 4 Life Facilitator”.

OR Call 13 RISK (13 7475),
OR call Braddon at Burleigh Physiotherapy on 5535 5218
OR come in to our Burleigh Clinic for a free 15 minute consultation

If you are eligible and would like to complete the program at Burleigh Physiotherapy, make sure you email [email protected] so we can enrol you here.

There is no cost involved. We are conducting assessments now and the next group sessions will commence soon at Burleigh Physiotherapy Centre.

Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach 

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