Eating too many unhealthy foods, drinking too much alcohol, smoking and not exercising enough can all lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.
Eating better can help us feel better and keep healthy. A good diet based on healthy foods can:
- improve quality of life and wellbeing
- protect against illness and disease
- improve mood and increase energy
- help to maintain a healthy weight.
Get supported and make changes to create a healthier lifestyle. The Aboriginal Get Healthy information and coaching service can help you to make changes that suit you.
For tips on healthy eating check out Get Healthy for the Mob on the Healthy Eating Active Living NSW website.
We need to move our bodies every day to keep us well. Being active can help to keep us healthy for longer and can prevent illness and disease as we age.
The Get Healthy Service is a free, confidential phone coaching service which can help support you to reach your individual lifestyle goals. Whether you wish to eat better, move more, reduce your alcohol intake or just get some general advice the Get Healthy Service can help.
The NSW Knockout Health Challenge runs along the mid north coast throughout the year. Get motivated to move more, eat better and drink less alcohol with a supportive community.
For tips on being more active check out Get Healthy for the Mob on the Healthy Eating Active Living NSW website.
Recognising that you need to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink is the first step to becoming a healthier you. The Aboriginal Get Healthy information and coaching service can provide you with the support and tools to reduce your drinking.
You will get access to a personal health coach, yarn with an Aboriginal Liaison Officer, up to 13 confidential coaching calls over 6 months and get information specific to your needs.
Quitline has proven to be one of the most successful methods to support people to quit for good.
- The Aboriginal Quitline is a culturally-sensitive, free and confidential telephone service providing support you to stop smoking.
- You can access the Aboriginal Quitline by calling 13 78 48 and ask to speak to an Aboriginal Quitline counsellor.
- The service is available 8.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Friday.
My QuitBuddy App can also help you to get and stay smoke-free.
Get more information about tips to quit and how to use nicotine replacement therapy.