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Spring Into Shape Program



The aim of the Spring Into Shape Program is to promote a healthy lifestyle and to help clients manage stress by engaging in an exercise and nutrition program.

The exercise component of the program provides an opportunity to try a variety of activities including:

The nutrition component includes:

Educational sessions are also an integral part of the program, with discussions on topics such as diabetes, injury and pain management, and nutritional issues such as how to read food labels.

Abstract adapted from Galambila Aboriginal Health Service


Galambila Aboriginal Health Service
Cnr Boambee St and Harbour Dr
PO Box 1431
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Ph: (02) 6652 0800
Fax: (02) 6652 2563

Related publications

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2009)

10 out of 10 deadly health stories: nutrition and physical activity.

Surry Hills, NSW: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

The 10 out of 10 deadly health stories - nutrition and physical activity booklet presents 10 successful nutrition and physical activity programs from New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). Programs ranged from cooking classes (Cooking Classes for Diabetes Program) and teaching of life skills (Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program), to community based activities (Fruit and Vegetable Program and Market Garden and Building Healthy Communities Project). Despite the diversity in health topics they all shared several features, namely all were developed and tailored to meet needs identified by the Aboriginal communities in which the ACCHSs are located, and all have taken a 'holistic' approach.

The booklet was developed, produced and distributed by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AHMRC) of NSW and funding was provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 12 July 2017
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