Healthway Messages

 

Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture delivers positive health messages about the underlying causes of ill health in Aboriginal communities whether they are urban, rural, regional or remote. Including:

 

TOP 5 WAYS TO OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH

1. LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS

Elders have lived their life in a good way giving service to their community. They are highly intelligent people with a lot of wisdom to share. Respect them, listen to them and learn from their experiences.

2. BE PROUD STAY STRONG

Be proud stay strong: Go on and breathe in that fresh air. Get out to the bush and explore country, go to the park and kick the footy, dance at a gig, walk the dog or just walk to the shops instead of jumping in the car. It’s about getting that spirit heart beating rather than sitting on the couch.

3. EAT GOOD TUCKER

It’s pretty simple - good food gives you more energy to do more. Junk food is a quick x with no staying power and adds on the kilos. Get wise and eat smart. Why not tuck into some bush tucker?

4. LEAVE SMOKING FOR CULTURE

Leave smoking for culture: Don’t touch the smokes and live the best life you can. You’ll be able to keep up with your mates at the sports club, look good, feel good and save heaps of cash. Smoking in culture is best left for ceremony.