Even though I felt good, I was at high risk of a heart attack

Neil Ballment

Even Though I felt Good, I Was at High Risk of Heart Attack 07.02.2024 Neil Ballment knew he had to do something about his health. At almost 100kgs and having led a sedentary, often stressful, career as a lawyer, Neil didn’t want to become another heart attack statistic. “Five years into retirement, you look at […]

Pharmacy Pilot launches in rural Queensland


Last month My health for life launched a new Pharmacy Referral Pilot. Partnering with five community pharmacies in rural and remote Queensland, the pilot aims to increase awareness of primary prevention services and reduce the burden of chronic disease in local communities. The pilot pharmacies have been provided promotional resources, training, and a simplified referral […]

All paths lead Rebecca to My health for life


All paths lead Rebecca to My health for life 05.09.2023 My health for life Health Coach Rebecca Corbett has had a ‘pretty colourful’ career path. ‘I’ve never really stayed still,’ she said. ‘I think that’s the beauty of nursing, it’s not just one area. If you get tired of something you can delve into something […]

Lorraine’s determination to lose weight pays off

Lorraine Muller

Lorraine Muller started the New Year motivated to lose weight. She could feel her clothes getting tighter and couldn’t stand the ‘tummy bulge’ when she sat down. “I was putting on too much weight and not feeling very fit,” the grandmother of 10 said. “I got sick of myself.” A third-generation farmer from the North […]

‘Shedders’ turn focus to health

David Sell

A group of Queensland Men’s ‘shedders’ has swapped wood lathes for workbooks, in an effort to reduce their risk of chronic disease. The Men’s Shed Ashgrove-The Gap partnered with My health for life to pilot a free health coaching initiative. Diabetes Australia’s  Queensland Chief Executive, Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes said 13 ‘shedders’ signed up for […]

Happy new you

New Year is traditionally a time of renewal when we resolve to make some life improvements.

One for the blokes

Following on from the research, My health for life is undertaking a trial of several men-only health groups to support men to get their healthy.

What QLD men think

More than half of Queensland’s adult men are unhappy with their bodies, a My health for life study has found.

The research, undertaken by the Queensland Government-funded lifestyle program also identified one in four men frequently feel anxious or depressed.