What is the Heart Health Program?
The Heart Health Program aims to help you increase your physical health and wellbeing through practical exercise, nutrition and lifestyle management support. The program runs for 52 weeks and includes regular physical activity sessions tailored to your needs and fitness level and 12 health education modules.
The program covers a range of topics including setting healthy goals, nutrition and healthy eating, physical activity, chronic conditions, quitting smoking, resonsible alcohol consumption, back care, stress management and maintaining a healthy heart.
Why should I register for the Heart Health Program?
Physical health is vital to your mental health and your overall quality of life. There are a number of benefits to a daily routine of exercise and balanced nutrition.
What are the Benefits?
- increased energy levels and fitness
- maintain a healthy weight
- prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer
- greater mobility in spine and joints
- learn healthy eating practices
- stress management and better sleep
- improve your strength, flexibility and co-ordination
- better relationships and new friends
Most people want to improve their health but find it hard to get started. Registering for Heart Health gets you started and keeps you going on the path to new lifelong health habits. Changing our routines to improve our health can be challenging. The Heart Health Program gives you the skills to improve and sustain your health and wellbeing by giving you practical information and access to specialist advice and training.
The Heart Health Program is open to all veterans and peacekeepers who have not previously participated in a Heart Health Program. All participants require medical clearance from their GP before beginning.
Click below to see if you are eligible for the Veterans Heart Health Program.