Want to increase your energy, improve your mood and sleep?

The Life! program empowers you to make gradual changes to your daily habits, helping to improve your nutrition, increase physical activity and manage stress.

Start your Life! program journey to better health today

Delivered by qualified health professionals, including dietitians and exercise physiologists, Life! gives you ongoing and personalised support to help you reach your long-term health goals.

The Life! program is FREE and accessible across Victoria. You can participate in person, online, or through telephone health coaching.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn about:

  • Nutrition and eating healthy meals
  • Increasing your hysical activity
  • Enhancing your mood and sleep
  • Managing and reducing stress
  • Overcoming setbacks
  • Setting and achieving personal health goals

The Life! program has been designed with you in mind. Over 7 sessions we will work together, focusing on one topic at a time. Gradually, you can build new habits into your lifestyle.

Since its launch in 2007, over 75,000 people in Victoria have participated in the Life! program, making it the largest prevention program of its kind in Australia.

The Life! program is funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria.

Are you at risk?

Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are Australia’s fastest growing conditions. You cannot change certain risk factors like your age but you can change some lifestyle risks including

  • Being overweight or obese with a large waist size
  • Lack of physical activity
  • An unhealthy diet
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress

Being active, maintaining a healthy weight and eating healthy and
balanced meals are just some of the simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk. Complete the health test and learn
more about your risk.

The Life! program is free for eligible participants.
Confirm your eligibility with our free Health Check, only taking 2 mins!
  • Everyday 280 Australians

    aged over 25 develop diabetes

  • Every 12 minutes

    an Australian dies of cardiovascular disease

  • 1 in 6 people

    are likely to suffer a stroke

Explore the benefits

Energise your life!

Lower health risks and experience boosted energy and mood.

Personalised guidance

Receive tailored support from qualified health professionals.

Cost free program

The program is free for eligible participants.

Premier prevention program

Join the Australia’s leading health initiative for prevention and wellness.

Join a thriving community

Be part of over 75,000 success stories on the path to better health.

Accessible Statewide

Delivered Victoria wide via group courses and telephone health coaching.

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program participants

Life! participant - Shweta

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program participants

Life! participant - Mark Smith
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Steps to prevention

Type 2 diabetes

At this stage there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Changing and keeping a healthy lifestyle can help keep blood glucose levels within the normal range.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in about 5-10 per cent of pregnancies and usually disappears after birth. It significantly increases a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease is a chronic condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, and can result in heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke are preventable.

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    This program is amazing. It really helped me much more than I expected.

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