Healthy Living

The City’s Co-Health program offers a number of programs and activities to support healthy lifestyles. Programs are tailored for specific groups including families, workers, people not working full time and those at risk of chronic or weight-related diseases. 

Healthy living programs in Cockburn

Co-Health provides Cockburn residents access and information to healthy lifestyle programs and information. 
These include:

  • Heart Foundation Walking Groups
  • Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Program (run through Cockburn Integrated Health)
  • Healthy Eating and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program
  • HEAL™ maintenance (affordable nutrition and exercise classes following completion of HEAL)
  • Food Sensations (FREE 4-week cooking series)
  • Better Health Program (FREE program for kids aged 7-13 and their parents/carers)
  • Co-Health Healthy Living information stands at events
  • Healthy living information on nutrition, exercise, smoking, mental health and more.

HEAL™ Programs 2017

The Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™) program helps people to develop lifelong healthy lifestyle habits.

The program is run over an 8 week period, with 2 contact hours per week:

  • 1 hour of gentle exercise
  • 1 hour of lifestyle education

You will receive health consultations:

  • at the start of the program
  • After 8 weeks of classes

If you are overweight or obese or at risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease then HEAL is the program for you. The exercise sessions are made up of low-moderate intensity physical activity that anyone can do. The Education sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Your Health and Your Choices
  • Physical Activity
  • What is Healthy Eating?
  • Fat In Your Diet & Eating Out
  • Recipe Modification, Meal Planning & Budgeting
  • Label Reading
  • Making and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Myths and Misconceptions & Non-hungry Eating

One-on-one health consultations to assess current health status, fitness, measure progress, plan an appropriate exercise program and provide ongoing support are also provided at the start of the program and after the eight weeks of classes.

Cost

The program costs $50 ($25 if you have a healthcare card). If you attend all 8 sessions you are also entitled to a $25 refund!

When is the next HEAL program?

The term 4 HEAL programs are starting soon! Contact Khris (see contact details below) to secure your place as spots are limited!
  Tuesday Program Saturday Program
Location Cockburn Youth Centre, Success Cockburn Integrated Health, Success
Information session 10 October, 12-1pm 7 October 9.30-10.30am
Program dates 24 October - 5 December
12-2pm
21 October - 9 December
9-11am
  

Be Active

Regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. Regular physical activity reduces your risk of many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and many different forms of cancer. It also helps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

There are many physical, mental, social and environmental benefits of physical activity. The benefits include a reduced risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men; a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. It also helps us build safer communities and improve family and community ties to the City of Cockburn, As an added bonus it can also help to reduce greenhouse emissions through active transport. To view a list of the benefits of regular physical activity please visit Be Active WA at Be Active WA - Benefits of Physical Activity.

One way to get more exercise into your day is by walking. Walking is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to be physically active. Children, adults and seniors can all get involved in walking which is an enjoyable, low impact activity. A simple brisk walk for at least 30 minutes on most days can have significant health benefits.While walking is a fantastic way to be active, it is sometimes hard to know where to start. To help you to become familiar with different walking routes in your area, Be Active Cockburn has produced Walking in the City of Cockburn a handy pocket-sized walking booklet. The booklet contains 18 walking routes in most Cockburn suburbs. A printed copy of the booklet is available at all City of Cockburn libraries.

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community based walking groups coordinated locally by City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle. Heart Foundation Walking makes regular physical activity enjoyable and easy. Walking groups are many sizes and walk at various times, distances, days and levels of difficulty. Contact your Local Coordinator if you are interested in participating by emailing beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au or phone 9411 3503. Visit the Heart Foundation Walking webpage for more information. If you do not live near a group or prefer to walk on your own, you can join as a ‘Virtual Walker’ and track your progress online.

Below is a list of Current Heart Foundation walking groups found throughout the City of Cockburn.

 

Where When Starting Point Contact Details of Walk Organiser
City of Cockburn free local walking groups!
Coogee Thursdays 8:30am Coofee Cafe', Powell Rd Barbara 0415 402 450 or 9418 1897
Jandakot Wed, Fri & Sat 9am Olympic Fun & Fitness, lakes way, Jandakot Damien 9417 2153 (non HFW)
Port Coogee Wed 8:30am  6 Calyspo Parade, North Coogee, 6163 (Port Coogee Discount Drug Store) Michelle at michelle@liferealestate.com.au
South Fremantle Friday 8am South Beach Cafe' carpark Lis at lisfremantle@gmail.com
Spearwood Wednesday & Friday 7:45am Phoenix Shopping Centre (post office entrance) Naomi on 0423 833 674
Success Tuesday 7:45am Cockburn Gateways shopping centre (outside Amcal) Phil on 9472 0104 mall walking for older Australians (Non HFW)
City of Cockburn Staff Tuesday 12:30  9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood (table outside senior centre) Deanie at dcarbon@cockburn.wa.gov.au
       
       

 



For further information regarding physical activity recommendations please click on the following link Guidelines for physical activity.

More information and contact

For more information on healthy living in Cockburn, including the range of programs available, visit the Be Active Cockburn website or contact the City’s Health Promotion Officer on 08 9411 3503 or at beactive@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

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Related Documents

Document name Downloadable files
Cockburn Walk Guide Booklet PDF document

Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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