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Premiers Active April

Boost your Active April efforts with LiveLighter

Making small sustainable changes to your lifestyle – such as getting involved in Premier’s Active April – can have a big impact on your health.

YMCA-Press-UpWith 1 in 2 Victorian adults overweight or obese, it’s important to lead a healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Whether you want to lose weight or increase your fitness levels, Victoria’s public health education campaign LiveLighter has a range of free tools and resources to help you reach your goals.

LiveLighter tools for good health

LiveLighter’s free online meal and activity planner is a great place to start. The 12-week program helps you plan your meals and exercise and track your progress to help keep you motivated.

The LiveLighter website also boasts dozens of nutritionally balanced recipes for singles, couples or families which are designed to excite your tastebuds and inspire you to keep healthy.

Other useful resources on the website include:

  • a risk calculator so you can see if you’re at a higher risk of developing serious diseases such as some cancers, heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  • healthy tips to help you reduce your risk
  • a ‘how to read food labels’ wallet card to help you compare packaged foods and make healthier choices while shopping.

Be Active Everyday

In Australia, lack of physical activity is estimated to contribute to 13,941 deaths each year. Research shows that 54 per cent of Australian adults are not sufficiently active for good health and that 15 per cent of Australian adults don’t do any physical activity. Regular moderate physical activity will reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers.

Tips to get you started:

  • set small, achievable pTennis-servehysical activity goals
  • reward yourself when you reach your goals
  • be active with friends or family by a making regular time to meet to go walking or take part in other activities
  • make physical activity part of your day – set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier each morning or use your lunch break to go for a walk.

For more information and activity tips, visit the LiveLighter website.

LiveLighter is a new public health education program delivered by Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with the Heart Foundation. Visit LiveLighter for more information. 

Last updated: November 29, 2016 at: 5:14 pm

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