To be eligible for the Service, the participant must be:

  • Over the age of 16 years and
  • Be a resident of New South Wales, South Australia, or Queensland.

Whilst the free Service is available to anyone aged 16 years and above, priority groups for the Service are those who are at greater risk of developing chronic disease including; 

  • Not meeting healthy eating guidelines
  • Inadequate physical activity
  • Being overweight

In the following video, Dr Bauer explains who he refers to the Service

 

To ensure that the participant is suitable for the ongoing coaching component of the Service, a number of screening and assessment questions are asked. This health screening assessment asks about:

  • Any recent hospitalisations,
  • Chronic conditions,
  • Illnesses relating to the heart, lungs or brain,
  • Physical conditions, including pregnancy,
  • Mental health considerations and
  • Special dietary considerations.

 If these questions highlight any potential risks, the participant is referred to their General Practitioner to obtain medical clearance prior to taking part in the program.

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    Parminder

    • 33 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very hard to start but once you do it's too easy and now it's become part of my everyday life."

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    Roger

    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    Ian

    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    Laurel

    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    Elizabeth

    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

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    Wendy

    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable""

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    Joe

    • 60 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""Being able to make positive life changes, and being able to do that in front of friends and family has been important""

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    Rececca

    • 40 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Participant

    ""I get excited every couple of weeks when my health coach calls. I really like the way my coach talks and shows she cares. She helps me make realistic goals."

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    Maria

    • 49 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "“I would highly recommend this Service for anyone who would like to become healthy or even just gain a better understanding about their food and exercise habits.”"