Life! is a free healthy lifestyle program

Helping you improve your eating habits, increase your physical activity and manage stress. You can choose from a group course or the Telephone Health Coaching service.

Over 70,000 Victorians have joined Life!

The program is delivered by qualified health professionals such as dietitians and exercise physiologists.

Are you at risk?

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 free health test and learn more about your risk.

It only takes 3 minutes
  • 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

  • For Health Professionals

    Refer your patients or customers in just a few quick and easy steps.

  • Get Involved

    Are you interested in becoming a Life! provider or would you like to deliver the program?

  • Find a Health Service or Group

    Locate the Life! face-to-face group courses closest to you and find other healthy lifestyle services in your local area.

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.

Discover how to make healthy living easier

A collective space for recipes, articles and fact sheets.

  • A Life! program success story

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

    Say hello to Zoe

Kick start your healthy living journey with articles and recipes from the Life! Program in our Health Hub

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