Healthy ageing forum – getting old is not a disease

Details

  • Date20 February 2021
  • Time8.30am-3.00pm
  • LocationSunshine Coast University: Building C - Lecture theatre 7
  • Price Free

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of ill-health and death in Australia – with nine out of 10 deaths attributed to chronic diseases.Some of the most common chronic diseases are heart and kidney disease, dementia, stroke, cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes, asthma, mental and behavioural conditions.

No matter what your age however, we all have the power to PREVENT them in the first place and effectively manage any existing ones. There is no magic pill – changes in lifestyle will help prevent and manage most chronic diseases.

Potentially more than 90 per cent of type 2 diabetes, 80 per cent of coronary heart disease and 70 per cent of colon cancer may be prevented with lifestyle modifications.

Some of the latest research for best lifestyle recommendations will be showcased at this forum by experts from:

  •  USC
  • Queensland Health
  • the President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

Learn about heart and liver health, exercises for your body and brain, healthy eating, reducing stress and much more.

Chat with the stallholders from the Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service, USC Thompson Institute, Health and Wellbeing Queensland, My Health for Life Diabetes Qld, parkrun and Heart Foundation Walking, to name a few.

The power to improve your health is in your hands - you can buck the trend of the projected ever-increasing number of Australians predicted to have chronic diseases in the future.

This forum is for people over the age of 50. Session topics and times are in the program[310KB].

Light refreshments will be provided.

Download the flyer[2280KB].

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Location

90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. 4556

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Contact

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