Heart health

Do you have problems with your ticker? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin is attributed as saying. Peoplecare has programs to help reduce your heart risks to get your heart health prevention in shape.

Heart problems are serious and distressing, so not only will taking better care of yourself give you a serious medical benefit, loved ones will be comforted that you’re on the right track.

Heart health program on selected Peoplecare Hospital covers

This heart health program is included (that’s free with no extra cost to participate!) on the following covers: Silver Hospital, Silver Plus Hospital, Gold Hospital and our closed covers Mid Hospital (Basic Plus) and Premium Hospital (Gold).

For a limited time (until 1 April 2022) Peoplecare members on Bronze Hospital and our closed Basic Hospital (Basic Plus) can join this program.

The waiting period to receive this program is 2 months of continuous cover. Your premiums need to be up to date before you can claim this program.

 

Healthy Weight for Life program

 

Healthy Weight for Life has a range of programs for chronic conditions run by our trusted provider, Prima Health Solutions, including a program designed for heart health conditions.

Unmanaged heart disease is dangerous, so it’s worth considering this program if you’re having trouble managing your condition.

 

Healthy Weight for Life is an 18-week program designed to maximise your overall health and quality of life. If you have trouble reaching your target weight, getting enough exercise or getting your cholesterol in check – this program could be for you.

Participants on the program can:
  • receive support over the phone, SMS and online
  • reduce weight
  • improve nutrition
  • improve metabolism, energy levels and other health indicators
  • improve fitness
  • learn useful ways to keep on top of your condition
  • increase their motivation to take care of their health
The program offers:
  • portion control eating plan
  • meal replacement options
  • tips to improve your fitness and assist with weight loss
  • personalised tracking to help you succeed
  • support and advice via phone, email and an online portal
  • education on understanding your condition and enhance your quality of life

Phases of the program

Food Exercise

Get started with some meal replacement options such as KicStart Shakes and KicStart Soups for breakfast and lunch so that you can get on the right nutrition path without having to get handy in the kitchen for each meal. You can add some suggested sides such as berries and salads.

For dinner, you’ll need to head to the kitchen to prep some healthy, filling food from the meal plan – meat and three veg is an option, so most people should adapt nicely.

Build up to 30 minutes per day of gentle daily activity like walking, swimming or cycling by the end of this phase.
Food Exercise
Add planned lunch and snacks to your daily intake. Increase time to at least 30 minutes per day and intensity (if possible) to continue weight loss.
Food Exercise
All meals are planned. Supplement shakes and soups are no longer eaten. Sustain exercise so that it can continue when the program finishes. Participants can use a steps tracker to keep on top of their 10,000 steps.

 

Want to join?

You can join the program if you:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 28
  • Are being treated for at least one of these conditions:
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Angioplasty or stent
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Cardiac arrhythmia / angina
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

AND

  • Your GP approves and completes an approval form

To get a GP approval form and check if you’re covered, pop in your details to our Ask our experts form. Or you can email or call us!

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Want to know more?

If you feel you need a little more info before catching up with your doc, give us a buzz on 1800 808 690 or shoot us an email. Better yet why not ask our friendly team of experts who are always super happy to help members.

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