Healthy Brains For Healthy Lives

Healthy LifeHealthy Life is Australia’s home of ‘feel good’. Write down a plan of action to follow if your symptoms become severe and you are unable to take part in day-to-day activities. Include the names of your health care providers, medications you would and would not prefer to be given, facilities where you would and would not prefer to be treated, and other important information, such as medication allergies. Also include necessary insurance information such as provider, group number, and phone number.

Stop smoking tobacco; start to stop today (it takes about 15 years of nonsmoking behavior to achieve a “normal” risk level for heart disease for those that smoke). She feels the doctor sees her as a ‘psych patient’ only and doesn’t take her physical health seriously. In 2003, the newly established Network of Competent Authorities on Health Information and Knowledge recommended a set of first phase core indicators on health status. The set included an indicator to measure Healthy Life Years.

The greatest influences on people’s health and wellbeing come from outside health care. They include factors such as education, employment, housing and community. Plus, research shows chronic sleep loss may lead to weight gain and other health problems, including cancer. Healthy life expectancy has remained much lower than life expectancy and data for 2013 to 2015 from ONS indicate that it is now 63.4 years for males and 64.1 for females.

This web page was developed from a survey of DBSA support group members—people living with a mood disorder just like you—as a resource on the lifestyle issues they said were of greatest concern. Add a few ideas of your own, or ask for suggestions from your doctor or DBSA support group. Use the checklist found at the end of this page to periodically evaluate your lifestyle. Many of the suggestions detailed here may become habits after a period of time, and healthy habits help build a healthy life.

Healthylife is part of Compass Groups’ health and lifestyle program known as Tastelife. This award-winning program is aimed at teaching people about good nutrition and leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Healthylife becomes the identity for specific programs available to clients on a fee for service basis.