The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) is offering a free 12-month health and fitness program that can be delivered to eligible veterans anywhere in the country
Eligible Veterans living in metropolitan areas, rural or remote areas, those still working or retired, studying or with other time constraints can access the Heart Health Program via the 12-month telephonic version of the program. Participants have their own tailored physical activity resource, health education coaching, and phone or e-mail support from a program health coach. The program has the flexibility to deliver to anyone, anywhere.
Run on behalf of the DVA by Corporate Health Management the program aims to help you increase your physical health and wellbeing through practical exercise support and advice, nutritional advice and lifestyle management support. The program provides an exercise resource that will assist you to exercise as you prefer each week and 12 months of health coaching on healthy lifestyle choices provided by one of our team of highly qualified allied health professionals.
Am I eligible?
The Heart Health Program is free and open to all returned veterans and peacekeepers and peacemakers with operational service who have not previously done the Heart Health Program before. To check your eligibility visit http://www.veteranshearthealth.com.au/eligibility/
Individual Heart Health Program
Most people want to improve their health but find it hard to get started. Registering for the Heart Health Program gets you started and keeps you going on the path to new lifelong habits. Good physical health is vital for your overall quality of life and helps with our mental health too. The program covers a range of topics including:
- setting healthy goal
- nutrition and diet advice
- lowering alcohol consumption
- developing better sleep patterns
- stress management
- managing diabetes
- taking care of your body
- managing your weight
- maintaining a healthy heart
Program exercise resources
The program can provide an exercise resource to help participants to exercise the way they like to or provide an opportunity to try something different than the usual. Resources can take the form of:
Assistance with the cost of a gym or pool membership orProvide a piece of exercise equipment for home orProvide assistance with accessing new exercise gear
Registering your interest or checking eligibility is easy. Simply visit http://www.veteranshearthealth.com.au/eligibility/ and follow the steps. Or please call the program phone number 1300 246 262 at any time to speak to one of our team.
All participants then need to get a medical clearance form provided by the program completed by their GP before starting the program. To obtain the form visit our website http://www.veteranshearthealth.com.au contact the program on 1300 246 262.