My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals. The contact hours are 11 total. The 1st session 1 on 1 with Facilitator, then 5 two hour group sessions, followed by a further 6 months support to aid maintenance.
It is a State government-funded initiative, delivered by an alliance of health organisations, and is designed to help Queenslanders stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Choosing either small group sessions, or one-on-one phone coaching, you explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity, understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.
With the support of your coach, you will also develop an action plan. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight, the focus is on building a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals over time.
People are often unaware of their risk of developing future health conditions because they currently feel okay or there are no obvious signs to indicate that their risk of chronic conditions is high.
Use the online health check to determine your personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You may be eligible to access My health for life or a number of other Government-funded programs that can assist you to reduce your risk.