Medicare team in obesity fight

Lifestyle educator Kate Gregory, exercise physiologist Rachel Halleen and dietitian Deneka Pilmoor will be spreading the healthy lifestyle message in their part of town.
Lifestyle educator Kate Gregory, exercise physiologist Rachel Halleen and dietitian Deneka Pilmoor will be spreading the healthy lifestyle message in their part of town.

It is a holistic program with participants attending a two-hour session each week, with the first hour dedicated to an education session with a dietitian, lifestyle educator or exercise physiologist and the second hour to a group exercise session.

PSCML chief executive Paul Hersey said the program was not about weight loss, but about learning to eat better and do more physical activity, which often led to participants dropping centimetres and kilograms.

‘We aim to make the program affordable ($15 per session or free for pension or concession holders) with part of the exercise program being held outside, so people can learn how to exercise without the additional cost of a gym membership,’ he said.

Living Well for Life is recommended for men who have a waist circumference of 94cm and higher, and for women with a waist circumference of 80cm and higher.

It will be held at Perth South Coastal Medicare Local’s Rockingham office at Challenger Lodge, Read Street, and the Pinjarra office at 6 George Street.

Call Michelle Balch on 9439 9500 for further information.