The Healthy Lifestyle Wellness program has been funded for over 13 years by the Victorian Government. It was funded to combat rising Type 2 Diabetes rates in Victoria, where between 2001 & 2011 there was a doubling of Type 2 Diabetes (also known as the ‘lifestyle Diabetes’) in Victoria.
These rates have been largely caused by the concurrent ‘Obesity Epidemic’, with current stats indicating two thirds (67%) of adults and one quarter (25%) of children in Victoria are now classified as overweight or obese.
These lifestyle-related conditions result in significant costs and stressors on the health system, with Type 2 Diabetes alone costing the taxpayer $4000 – $9600 per year per person living with the condition.
Our program has proven for over 13 years that Type 2 Diabetes and many other chronic conditions can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle modification strategies that we cover in the program, thereby reducing associated medical costs including GP visits, prescription medication, allied health management, specialist visits and hospital stays.
So why is this program free? Because it works. It promotes lifestyle change. It prevents chronic disease. It saves taxpayer money by reducing the cost on the health system.
As you invest your time in this program, know that the Victorian Government has financially invested in you by providing an evidence-based program run by expert Health Professionals, to assist you improve your lifestyle habits including nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress, so you can enjoy good health, and be part of those making positive changes to reduce financial burden of preventable health conditions on our health system.
“We also run this Program for workplaces too. Please see below for what our clients say”
City of Whittlesea wanted a program that fits with their priorities around physical activity and healthy eating, as well as appealing to its diverse workforce. “We also wanted a program which has measurable results,” Ms Miller said. The program captures participant information at various points throughout the program to track progress. This not only motivates individuals, but it provides workplaces with evidence of success.
Our business used the services of Equip for life in 2017. The Team at Equip for life were fun, helpful, informative and FREE.The team offered great advice on diet, exercise and ways to live a healthy happy life. I recommend any business that cares for their employees to use Equip for Life.