Developed by NSW Health, the Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service provides people with free, confidential one-on-one phone coaching to encourage people make lifestyle changes in relation to:
- Healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Alcohol reduction
- Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
- Achieving a healthy weight gain in pregnancy.
Over the course of 10 to 13 calls, qualified health professionals support you to set your individual lifestyle goal, overcome barriers and setbacks, maintain motivation and achieve long-term lifestyle changes.
An independent evaluation found that participants who completed the coaching program lost on average 3.8 kgs and 5.1cm off their waist which significantly reduces their risk of developing cardio vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some cancers.
For more information on the Get Healthy Program, visit www.gethealthynsw.com.au or phone 1300 606 256 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.