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Friday July 22, 2016 |
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Work it Out! Program


The program aims  to:

  • improve your quality of life
  • increase your confidence and ability to cope
  • improve your level of fitness
  • provide a better understanding of how to live a healthy and active life

Starts 19th July 2016 for 2 days a week for 12 weeks - Ongoing Cycle.


Work it Out! is a chronic disease self-management program that aims to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through addressing chronic disease.

The group program adopts a holistic view of Indigenous health and utilises an inter-professional health partnership approach to aid in chronic disease self-management in south-eastern Queensland.

The aims of the program are to:

  • improve participant's quality of life
  • increase participant's confidence and ability to cope
  • improve participant's fitness
  • provide a better understanding of how to live a healthy and active life.

 

The 12 week program includes two to four sessions each week, which usually involve an hour of exercise and a 45 minute education session. Each participant's exercise program is individually tailored to them by an exercise physiologist and delivered within a supportive group session. Topics covered in the education sessions include:

  • how the body works
  • what chronic disease is
  • the importance of physical activity
  • medication use
  • stress management and relaxation techniques
  • ways to save energy and
nutrition and how to cook easy meals.

Partners