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 programs on selected Peoplecare Hospital covers

These heart health programs are 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 2021) Peoplecare members on Bronze Hospital and our closed Basic Hospital (Basic Plus) can join this program.

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

 

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!

Enquire now

 

We won’t have any access to the personal health info you give to Prima Health Solutions. If you’d like to know more, read our Privacy Policy.

The COACH Program

We’ve teamed up (no pun intended) with The COACH Program to bring you a free one-on-one support program for dealing with your heart health.

What’s The COACH Program?

It’s a proven (that’s evidence, not fads!) health coaching program provided over the phone and by regular written communication. You get help to manage and prevent health conditions over 6 months.

How will it help?

Guided by some of the top evidence, The COACH Program can help you:

  • manage your medications
  • find your gaps in treatment
  • reach cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose level goals
  • reach and keep a healthy weight
  • up your daily activity level, even if it’s just a short brisk walk
  • quit smoking (if applicable)
  • find the right diet to manage your condition
Want to join?

You can join the program by popping in your details to our Ask our experts form and we’ll let you know if you’re covered and help you join. Or you can email or call us!

Enquire now

Yes there is. You’ll get a trained health coach who supports the care you get from your GP or other medical professional. Together, you’ve got a solid team to help or prevent a health condition. Sound pretty good?

Once you’re paired up with your coach, they’ll work with you over five coaching sessions to help you understand your risk factors, tackle your condition and improve your lifestyle. 

Together you’ll help reduce your risk factors over a 6-month period and discuss important health info to keep you on track.

All your treatment info is kept completely confidential by trusted provider NPS Medicinewise, who run The COACH Program. We won’t have access to any personal health info you give them, but if you’d like to know more, read our Privacy Policy.