Lighten Up, your health is what’s important here

NEED advice and support on achieving a healthier lifestyle?

Then come along to the Lighten Up Program at Laidley Community Health.

Community nurse, Lorraine Porter, will start a program on Monday, April 19 from 9-11am at the Laidley Hospital.

Lighten Up is a Healthy Lifestyle Program run by Queensland Health designed to help people to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Lighten Up is suitable for all adults who wish to adopt a healthier lifestyle, prevent weight gain or lose weight.

The approach is suitable for adults with type 2 diabetes or glucose intolerance, elevated lipids or high blood pressure.

The program will provide you with information, knowledge and skills to help you set and achieve new goals for long term health benefits, as well as helping you feel good today.

You are free to set your own goals and choose which changes you make to be healthier.

The program emphasises making healthy food choices, being more physically active and making healthy lifestyle changes, including setting realistic goals, overcoming negative behaviours, increasing self-esteem and dealing with stress.

It does not provide a ‘diet’ to follow, nor is it about counting kilojoules.

Lighten Up consists of seven workshops and three individual appointments over a 10-week period.

The program costs $15 to cover materials and includes light refreshments.

To enrol in a program or for more information please contact Laidley Community Health, by phoning Laidley Hospital on 5488 8100.


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