Type 2 Diabetes, also known as the ‘Lifestyle Diabetes’, has doubled within a decade in Victoria.
Simultaneously, Research now indicates that a staggering two thirds (67%) of adults and one quarter (25%) of children in Victoria are overweight or obese!
The consequences of being overweight or obese are complex, typically increasing an individual’s risk of numerous chronic health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Apnoea, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Depression, Osteoarthritis and certain Cancers among other conditions.
The good news is that chronic conditions linked to lifestyle behaviours can be prevented through lifestyle changes!
Since the program commenced in 2007, we’ve seen a 43% reduction of Type 2 Diabetes risk for participants, positive lifestyle improvements including significant weight loss, belly fat reduction, improved nutrition, increased physical activity, improved sleep and reduced stress.
Not only does the program have a vast impact on the individual’s health, but it also has key ramifications on the health system and taxpayer in general.
The facts are that the average annual healthcare cost per person living with Diabetes ranges between $4,000 – $9600!
For over a decade, Equip4Life’s experienced team of Dietitians, Exercise Physiologist, Midwife/Nurse, have delivered the Program to over 65,000 people in Victoria alone.
The Healthy Lifestyle Wellness program is 100% Victorian Government funded because it is evidence-based and achieves ongoing positive outcomes, ultimately:
Reducing the health burden on individuals, workplaces, and communities
Decreasing associated medical costs ($4000-9600 annually per person)
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.
City of Whittlesea
Our business used the services of Equip4Life in 2017. The Team at Equip4Life 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 Equip4Life.
Equip4Life has delivered a comprehensive health and wellbeing program for our team, in a format that was both engaging and easy-to-understand. The presenters were knowledgeable and welcomed questions along the way to ensure everyone was able to get the most out of the program. Best of all, the program was delivered at no cost to our business or our team, making it an extremely cost effective way for us to support our lifestyle and wellness goals.
We approached Equip4life about their corporate wellness program to get our team together and bring awareness to a healthy mindset during lock down. The team at Equip4life were friendly and accommodating fitting us in almost immediately for virtual sessions. The presentations were run by professionals and were very informative, we have all taken something away from the program to help improve our day to day wellness.
We cautiously signed up for the free Equip4Life program as it seemed ‘too good to be true’ – I had to ask 3 times to make sure there was no fine-print or strings attached. It was indeed free (Government-funded), and super-helpful – and with lovely presenters/instructors who are very up to date, and present on the latest medical research. Our team has loved the overall view covering all the fad diets/exercise regimes and bringing home the needed detail, and are all the better for being part of it. Thanks to the Equip4Life team!
This wellness program offers something for everyone and is a great way to demonstrate to your staff that you care about their health & wellbeing. Particularly in these challenging times where many are working remotely from home, attendees can walk away with useful tips and tools to improve their health, reduce stress and improve productivity – and because the program is fully-funded, all it requires is a small investment of time.
This was a wonderful Government fully funded program, to support the physical health and wellbeing for our staff, especially during Stage 4 lockdown. Equip4life facilitators provided professional and valuable advice. This enabled a number of our staff to develop their understanding of many health and wellbeing topics and came away with some brilliant techniques for managing stress and improving their workplace wellness.
Over 65,000 participants
Proven results for 13 years
Victoria’s most successful preventative health program
Program reduces risk factors for COVID-19 severity
Individualised healthy lifestyle goals with measurable outcomes
Front Page of 160 Healthy Lifestyle E-Book included in Program
Acknowledgements & Health Organisations endorsing program
No Cost. 30 minutes. Run by experienced Health Professional.
Webinar is engaging and informative. Content will include mental health & stress and COVID-19 lockdown exercise from home tips. which exercise is most effective (and it’s not walking!), trending nutritional claims, including natural sugars- are they better? Low fat vs full fat dairy, and more!
We’ll also discuss how your workplace & employees can access the Victorian Government Funded follow up webinars/consults for your workforce.
Research shows that healthy employees can be nearly three times more productive than unhealthy employees.
Demonstrate your workplace’s commitment to the health & wellbeing of your employees by contacting us to book your Webinar in!