KI Health and Wellbeing Challenge a success

ALL SMILES: Anne Hamlyn and Bridget Grimes were all smiles after particpating in the Kangaroo Island health challenge. Photo supplied

ALL SMILES: Anne Hamlyn and Bridget Grimes were all smiles after particpating in the Kangaroo Island health challenge. Photo supplied

Happy participant Jess Hodgetts.

Happy participant Jess Hodgetts.

Kangaroo Island has had many active people engaged in the community challenge over the last 12 weeks.

The Integrated Wellbeing Services program introduced a Community Challenge for inspired locals to try out 89 health and wellbeing activities over 12 weeks.

The concept was to complete as many challenges as possible to improve health and wellbeing, as well as being in the draw for an amazing prize pool.

The challenge came to an end on Friday, April 30.

It takes time to change a habit; and what better time than the New Year to brush off those sneakers or try some fresh healthy recipes.

The challenge initiative aims at introducing health and wellbeing ideas to encourage participants to improve and prevent chronic disease conditions.

Healthy Lifestyle coordinator, Kita Scott has been excited to see how many locals have participated in this challenge.

"With 89 challenge ideas to try to keep fit and care for your wellbeing; there really has been something for everyone," she said.

KI Medical Clinic clinical nurse Alison O'Brien added the challenge was a great opportunity for people to try something new to improve their health and wellbeing.

"Making small changes to your lifestyle can prevent or manage chronic disease. Anyone can participate and I encourage everyone on Kangaroo Island to give this challenge a go!" she said.

To be in the draw for the major prizes drop your completed Challenge checklist of at The Junction, 16 Telegraph Road.

The monthly health, fitness and wellbeing prizes plus give a ways have been well received by the winners.

The Integrated Wellbeing Service (IWS) is a partnership initiative of FocusOne Health, Summit Health and Murray Mallee General Practice Network and funded by Country SA PHN for targeted communities of South Australia with populations of less than 5000 people.

The IWS team works with Kingston, Robe and Bordertown Medical Clinics and the local Allied Health Professionals to assist with chronic disease services.

To find out more about the IWS program contact Kita from FocusOne Health on 8582 3823 or visit www.focusonehealth.com.au

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