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The Water aerobics program was created to help improve the wellbeing of the clients of the Pius X Medical Service in Moree, NSW.
Targeting those with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the program was designed to be accessible for all regardless of age and ability. The six-week program includes two one-hour sessions each week with a fitness instructor, at no cost to the participants.
There is also a training circuit that participants can use with the help of trained health workers.
Pius X Aboriginal Corporation
Moree NSW 2400
PO Box 363
Moree NSW 2400
Ph: (02) 6752 1099
The 10 out of 10 deadly health stories - nutrition and physical activity booklet presents 10 successful nutrition and physical activity programs from 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