HCF Fit and Well : Summer 2013-14
Take back control HCF has an Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight For Life program designed to help eligible members get on top of joint pain. Designed in collaboration with osteoarthritis experts, it aims to assist those with a BMI of 30 and over who have an X-ray diagnosis of hip or knee osteoarthritis that may necessitate surgery or who are experiencing problems with an existing joint replacement. It's a proactive program, key elements of which are to reduce load and stress on the joints, keep the joints moving, strengthen lower limb muscles and relieve pain. For example, losing 5 kilograms of excess body weight would feel like taking the equivalent of a 20 kilogram bag of cement o the knee joint, which is more than a load o your mind! The program also aims to improve outcomes and lessen recovery times post-surgery. For more information and to check your eligibility visit hcf.com.au/hwfl, call 13 13 34 or drop into your nearest HCF branch.
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