Active Breed Men’s Health Program
Monday, 29 July 2019
Diabetes NSW & ACT is proud to partner with Western Sydney University, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Western Sydney Primary Health Network in their new community men’s health program – Active Breed.
The aim of the program is to engage, educate and encourage men to lead healthier lifestyles.
Active Breed targets the physical, mental and nutritional health of middle- aged men. The twenty four participants will get involved in everything from discussions on physical activity and diet to practical demonstrations on healthy cooking — and even get the opportunity to have a run on the footy field to play against some of Bulldogs finest players.
Participants will also have access to the Bulldogs inner sanctum, training grounds and gym facilities as well as mentors including former NRL players and Bulldogs coaching staff.
Over twelve weeks the program will focus on increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary time for the participants getting them to work towards long term improvements in their health and wellbeing.
The Active Breed program has a longer term goal of gaining insights and learnings which might help the health professionals, care organisations, governments and the community better understand how to tackle obesity and diabetes in men living in high risk area like Sydney’s South West.