The Healthy Lifestyle Course (HLTH1010) is a compulsory, one-year course for undergraduates to learn how to maintain a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle that will help them to effectively manage their life, learning and work. Real change to community health improvement and lifestyles will be driven by a collaborative commitment to high ideals and sustainability. PacificSource has the opportunity to collaborate and partner with individuals, organizations and other key stakeholders to support and create meaningful change in the communities we serve.
Start slowly and progress gradually to avoid injury or excessive soreness or fatigue Over time, build up to 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day. If you want to live to 100, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. Author Dan Buettner, who studies longevity around the world, found that the oldest Japanese people stop eating when they are feeling only about 80% full.
Becoming more active is key to combatting obesity and to keeping healthy in general. Encourage your children to take up extracurricular activities that involve exercise: go swimming in summer, take up a sport or go to a dance class. Make family outings healthy too: why not organise a trip to the beach or the park. And here’s another idea: start going on a family walk after dinner instead of flopping in front of television. The key is also in your diet and eating habits: cut out junk and sugary food and avoid eating in front of the TV.
When it comes to healthy eating, there is an overwhelming array of theories, diet books and online information about what to eat – which is often conflicting. Although the research is still ongoing and developing, what the experts all agree on is that our diets are too high in sugar, our portions are too big and we should eat a variety of whole natural foods.
The SANE Healthy Living DVD Kit is available for purchase. It features people who’ve experienced mental illness talking about what has helped them live a healthier life. It also explains the benefits of being physically healthy, giving tips on how to overcome obstacles and find support. Join Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella as she makes it easy to see how eating well can make a big difference to your health.