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Spring into Health in September

Spring into health


Spring into Health, is a joint initiative with Western Sydney Local Health District and libraries from Western Sydney.

Here you will find many resources, online programs and health tips to help and encourage a healthy lifestyle by being active, eating healthy and not smoking.

We have videos about staying active for older people and life style talks in Mandarin and Korean. For the children and parents we have also included a special online health themed story time and a healthy lunchbox video!

NSW Health service also offers free telephone based health coaching that can provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals. Join Now

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Get healthy Service My Health Record Bilingual Healthy Lifestyle Program Active Yoga
Resources for over 60s Make Healthy Normal Healthy Lifestyle Factsheet Smoke Free Home
DIY Craft Club Survey Resources for Parents & Children Safe use of medicines

Get Healthy Service

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No challenge is too big or too small as COVID-19 may have changed your routine and your normal activities. The NSW Get Healthy Service coaches can support you to change your goals to suit your new way of living during COVID-19. Join now.

My Health Record

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What is my health record?  My Health Record is a secure online summary of an individual’s health information and is available to all Australians. This video shows you how to access My Health Record and how to keep your health information securely in one place.

Watch this video to find out how to access your health record:
 

Bilingual Healthy Lifestyle Program
 

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These talks will be presented in Mandarin and Korean and  will focus on 5 ways to stay healthy, including a list of health services that are available to the community to help embrace healthy eating and exercise options.
Bilingual Community Education Program –Multicultural Health WSLHD, will facilitate these talks.

Bilingual Healthy Lifestyle Program in English & Mandarin - via Zoom
Date: Tuesday September 15, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 10:40am
Cost: Free
Book here

Bilingual Healthy Lifestyle Program in English & Korean - via Zoom
Date: Thursday September 17, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 10:40am
Cost: Free
Book here
 

Active Parramatta Yoga Class

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Active Parramatta provides an Energetic Yoga class for intermediate Yoga practitioners for strength and balance. The Instructor, Sudhir Mooray is a certified Yoga teacher from the International Yoga Teachers Association and teaches regularly.

Bookings required. 

Resources for Adults aged 60+ years

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Staying physically active is the single most important thing you can do to stay fit and independent, as you get older. Physical activity is good for the body and mind.

Age is no barrier to health! Check out free programs for adults aged 60+ years here.

Watch our free expert talk by Stephen, which provides information and tools that can assist you to increase your physical activity.

Check out tips for strength and balance exercise from western Sydney Health experts. Watch now.

Explore our free NSW Health programs for adults aged 60+ years in your area. Find free Western Sydney Health videos on strength and balance via this web page.

Visit Make Healthy Normal from NSW Health for free workout videos.

Healthy Eating

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Check out our new 2020 Health & Wellbeing booklet, it is packed full of wonderful new and old healthy-inspired titles, plus a new 'Leisure Time' section filled with lots of title recommendations intended to encourage you to spend more time relaxing and doing something just for fun!

Would like to read more books about health or recipes?

Health and Wellbeing Booklet

Food Labels

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Learn how to read food labels when shopping so you and your family can make healthier choices.

Simple Steps to Label Reading

Label Reading Pocket Guide

Make Healthy Normal Quiz

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Take the Make Healthy Normal quiz to find out how healthy you and your family are!

Take the quiz

Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets

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Information on healthy living for children and families, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Hindi and Tamil.
Checkout Western Sydney Local Health District tips to

  • Turn off screens
  • Get active each day
  • Choose healthier snacks
  • Choose water as a drink
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables    

Learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle Fact Sheets

Smoke Free Home

Watch a funny animated video about protecting your family from second hand smoke in the home. 

Learn more about Shisha smoking and its potential harms and its impact on the community.

Survey

We would appreciate if you can take a few minutes to complete this survey, as we value your opinion and feedback about our about Spring into Health month.

Take the survey

DIY Craft Club

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We miss monthly craft club and we're sure you do too! So we've come up with a Covid-friendly way to continue crafting. This craft kit is suitable for 6 - 10 year olds.

Register to secure a craft kit. Each kit contains all the materials needed to get started.

Safe use of medicine in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

Safe use of medicine

The theme for Multicultural Health Week (MHW) 2020 is health literacy and the safe use of medicines in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

This informative webinar includes presentations by Parisa Aslani, Professor in Medicines Use Optimisation, School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney and a consumer representative Qanita Ahmed speaks about the safe use of medicines. Watch now.

The video can be viewd in 7 languages here.
A safe use of medicines factsheet in 29 languages is located here.

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