Do you have problems with your heart? Prevention could save your health and your family a whole lot of stress in the event that your health deteriorates. We have programs to help reduce your heart risks.
Heart health programs on RBHS hospital cover
These heart health programs are included free on our hospital cover.
The waiting period to receive these programs is 2 months of continuous cover. Your premiums need to be up to date before you can claim these programs.
Healthy Weight for Life program
The Healthy Weight for Life program for chronic conditions is run by our trusted provider, Prima Health Solutions, including this program designed for heart health conditions.
Unmanaged heart disease is dangerous, so it is worth considering this program to improve your health.
Healthy Weight for Life is an 18-week program designed to maximise your overall health and quality of life. If you have trouble reaching your target weight, getting enough exercise or getting your cholesterol in check – this program could be for you.
Healthy Weight for Life provides a specialised, multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, dietitians, occupational therapists, nurses and program navigators who all work together to ensure you are supported and feel confident as you progress through the 18 weeks of the program. The program takes a phased approach so that you can ease into it. Below we outline the program’s phases.
Phases of the program
Get started with some meal replacement options such as KicStart Shakes and KicStart Soups for breakfast and lunch so that you can get on the right nutrition path without having to get handy in the kitchen for each meal. You can add some suggested sides such as berries and salads.
For dinner, you’ll need to head to the kitchen to prep some healthy, filling food from the meal plan – meat and three veg is an option, so most people should adapt nicely.
|Build up to 30 minutes per day of gentle daily activity like walking, swimming or cycling by the end of this phase.|
|Add planned lunch and snacks to your daily intake.||Increase time to at least 30 minutes per day and intensity (if possible) to continue weight loss.|
|All meals are planned. Supplement shakes and soups are no longer eaten.||
Sustain exercise so that it can continue when the program finishes. Participants can use a steps tracker to keep on top of their 10,000 steps.
Want to join?
You can join the program if you:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 28
- Are being treated for at least one of these conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Angioplasty or stent
- Heart attack or stroke
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Cardiac arrhythmia / angina
- Obstructive sleep apnoea
- Your GP approves and completes an approval form
To get a GP approval form and check if you’re covered, call us on 1800 027 299.