Fast-track change to healthy eating
DIABETES WA will launch its Get on Track Challenge later this month.
The free program encourages teams to complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity and eat two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables a day.
How many team members achieve this, and how often, will determine how quickly the team progresses along a virtual track.
The team at Diabetes WA is getting ready to compete and looking for others to take them on.
“The only way to get ahead in the challenge is to work together, as a team,” Diabetes WA prevention project coordinator and DWA Get on Track Challenge captain Melinda Edmunds said.
“So that means encouraging and supporting each other to exercise and get your two and five.
“By making the effort through this challenge, you’re going to be forming healthy habits that will hopefully carry on even after the challenge is finished.”
As teams move along the track, they will be given helpful hints on diet and exercise, as well as information about the track they are walking on.
Ms Edmund said she hoped the challenge would help people make some permanent lifestyle changes.
“I expect the challenge will give me that added incentive to find that 30 minutes a day for exercise or to consciously choose a piece of fruit for my afternoon tea,” Ms Edmunds said.
“My favourite fruit is blueberries.
“They are a healthy sweet snack and are even great frozen.
“I enjoy going to my local gym but I love going to group classes like Zumba and The Jungle Body.”
For more information visit getontrack challenge.com.au.
Diabetes WA’s Liz Lyons, Melinda Edmunds, Nick Nation and Melissa Robinson.