New Program to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

Posted on 5 Oct 2011

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It was published in October 2011, so the information may be out-of-date.

A new program aimed at residents with a higher risk of, or those living with diabetes will soon be launched in Greater Shepparton.

Beat It is an exercise and lifestyle management program designed to assist people improve their health through awareness and physical activity.

Greater Shepparton City Council's Healthy Communities Coordinator Belinda Conna said Beat It classes are fun, safe and supportive.

"Combined with other physical activity, Beat It can help participants reduce the risk of diabetes and other lifestyle conditions," Ms Conna said.

"The program is aimed at people, who for a number of lifestyle reasons cannot participate in the workforce.

"The program consists of two weekly sessions, each lasting one hour and one fortnightly lifestyle education session focusing on health and active living (including maintaining motivation, goal setting and nutrition).

"The program will also assist participants to build the life skills and confidence needed to get active.

"Classes will run at Aquamoves in Shepparton and in Dookie, Murchison, Undera, Tatura and Katandra.

"The program will be free to participants for the next two years under Council's healthy communities program."

For more information on the Beat It program, contact Council's Leisure Facilities branch on (03) 5832 9700.

- Released 6 October 2011