My health for life continues to gather strength in 2018 as it fast approaches its one-year milestone.
As of March, more than 2000 people have enrolled in the program with a high percentage of participants being women in their fifties and sixties.
But according to Program Director Lyn Hamill, the most promising news is the overall program retention rate of 71.3 per cent.
“The completion rate is incredibly high for a program starting out and much higher than what Victoria experienced when it launched its lifestyle program several years ago, ‘’ said Lyn.
“It demonstrates My health for life has real merit and people like it. We need to capitalise on this fact and push the program as hard as we can in 2018 to boost those numbers and continue this good work.
“As more data becomes available it will be interesting to see what other trends emerge.’’
Trends so far indicate:
Lyn said she is particularly encouraged by the fact that 48.8 per cent of participants increased their knowledge of chronic disease risk factors.