Healthy Living NT has helped to improve the community’s health and wellbeing for over 35 years. With expertise and experience in the diabetes and cardiac fields, the organisation provides services to improve the quality of life of people with chronic conditions. These services include education, information, advocacy and support.
In 2016, Healthy Living NT embarked on a new strategic direction to work in the primary prevention space to achieve improved outcomes for our clients, their families, the community and key stakeholders. Through the brand “Life. Be in it” a highly recognised health promotion program, we aim to increase activity levels and awareness of the importance of regular physical activity combined with the importance of healthy eating.
Life. Be in it
'Life. Be in it’ started in 1975 in Victoria and was subsequently adopted on a national scale by the Federal Government in 1977. The aim of the program was to promote an increase in daily activity levels among all Australians and to promote awareness of the importance of regular physical activity.
Healthy Living NT feels that ‘Life. Be in it’ and its message remains as important today as it was back then, particularly with the increase in obesity and chronic conditions that can be directly and indirectly related to lifestyle and reduced levels in activity and exercise. In the mission to prevent chronic disease and get everyone to Be More Active, ‘Life. Be in it’ is a perfect match for Healthy Living NT and allows the inclusion of preventative health and health promotion under our umbrella of services.
With the vision to, ‘get the most out of life’, Healthy Living NT supports a range of recreational and physical activities that provide a direct link to building a healthier NT, for all Territorians to engage in a healthier lifestyle through increased activity and better nutrition.
Healthy Living NT would like to acknowledge the support of the Department of Sport and Recreation NT in this initiative.