Climbing stairs for ten minutes burns 500kj. That’s equivalent to a can of lemonade.
There are 1,270 extra kilojoules in a double burger, compared to a single burger.
In 2017-2018 67% of Australian adults were overweight or obese.
Over half a million Australians have lost weight with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.
I would seriously like to thank CBHS for the offer back in July 2019, when they asked for participants who were overweight to register for the opportunity to join the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Eating Plan program. My life has been turned around. I have not only achieved my goal weight of 62kg, but with all my health issues, I have been able to reduce one blood pressure medication, totally cut out one Type 2 diabetes medication, but also I am no longer taking reflux medication. I am walking every day and feel so much better and healthier.
Thank you so much, CBHS. As I close in on 70 years of age, I can actually keep up with my two-year-old grandson, which is something I would never have been able to do. I am so grateful for the opportunity you gave me.
Weight management programs and support
Get help to lose weight
Our aim is to help all our members live healthier, happier lives. By partnering with the CSIRO, we can bring you a scientifically proven, healthy way to lose weight where the food is delicious, the portions are generous, and the unique Protein Balance nutrition formula will help keep you satisfied! Your CBHS Health cover qualifies you for a 20% discount on the 12-week plan.
Weight loss surgery
Weight loss (bariatric) surgery is covered on high level policies. Check your level of cover or call our Member Care team on 1300 654 123 to find out if your policy includes weight loss surgery. Before surgery, check if the hospital has a contract with CBHS and make sure you ask for a written quote for transparency over all the costs, including any fees for all medical specialists involved.
Form healthier habits
We partner with Digital Wellness to provide you with 24 weeks of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. If you’re eligible, and you have an appropriate level of cover, you could enrol in this fully funded program that includes 15 coaching sessions, easy to follow menu plans and digital tracking tools to help maximise your weight loss.
Consult a dietitian
It’s worth consulting your GP or a professional dietitian if you’re considering making any radical changes to your diet. Some crash diets can limit the intake of certain food groups which won’t help your overall nutrition or health. Your CBHS Extras cover includes an allowance you can use for consults with a dietitian. Check your policy for details or view CBHS Extras cover.
Being more active and building strong muscles can help with weight management. Your CBHS Extras policy includes cover for gym memberships and/or personal training. Your GP will need to confirm that the membership is being used as part of a health management plan. Find out more by calling our Member Care team on 1300 654 123.
Health support at home
CBHS Better Living programs include nutritional support for people living with long-term chronic health conditions. Our dietician can provide expert nutrition and dietary advice for people of all ages, helping you decide what foods are right for you and your health, offering tasty recipe or meal ideas. You’ll need to hold an appropriate level of CBHS Hospital or package cover to participate. Call our Wellness Team on 1300 174 534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.