Health and Wellness Tools

The Benefits of A Healthy Lifestyle - Universal Wellness Source

Hunter Health Insurance is there when you need us.

We also want to help you take control of your own health and wellbeing. We’ve compiled a list of free resources that you can use, check back regularly to see what else has been added:

Live Life Get Active

www.livelifegetactive.com

Live Life Get Active is a registered health promotion charity that specifically looks at addressing health, fitness and happiness issues facing people today. Issues such as obesity, diabetes, mental health, and illness recovery.

They also seek to address the growing issue of social disconnection by bringing people together and providing them with a sense of belonging in a welcoming environment through both online and in-park support to members – with several programs running in the Hunter Valley.

Smiling Mind

www.smiling mind.com.au

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit helping every mind thrive. Their goal is to create generational change in the mental health of Australians through evidence-based tools that deliver the essential mental fitness skills needed to underpin good mental health and resilience from an early age. Includes a free daily mindfulness and meditation guide at your fingertips in the Smiling Mind App, as well as a range of tools to establish new habits and foster positive mental health routines with your family.

NSW Government Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service

www.gethealthynsw.com.au

A free program available to NSW residents over the age of 16 years, in particular anyone who is concerned about: Not meeting healthy eating guidelines
• Inadequate physical activity
• Being overweight
• Drinking above the alcohol consumption guidelines
• Drinking alcohol whilst planning a pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding

Anyone with the following conditions is encouraged to talk to their GP before signing up for the Get Healthy Service:
• Any recent hospitalisations
• Chronic conditions
• Illnesses relating to the heart, lungs or brain
• Physical conditions, including pregnancy
• Mental health considerations
• Special dietary considerations

Heart Health Checks

Do you know what your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is? Having a regular Heart Health Check with your GP will help you better understand your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

1.4 million Australians have a high chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years. Many are unaware of this risk.

Anyone 45 years and over or 30 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should have a regular Heart Health Check with their doctor. A Heart Health Check is a 20-minute check-up with your GP to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  Since April 2019, Heart Health Checks have been covered by Medicare and are free at practices that bulk bill this service.