Be Healthy

Boost your Healthy during COVID-19

Health and Wellbeing Queensland along with government departments, research institutes, health organisations and many other groups have brought together a whole range of services, programs, activities, resources and challenges that Queenslanders can use to boost their daily activity, healthy eating and wellbeing.

To find fresh new ways to Boost your Healthy, just start searching.

Sun Safety

Townsville has a huge number of sunny days per year, which is great, but if we don’t protect ourselves properly there are risks with spending time outside.

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Remember, there is more to sun protection than sunscreen. You can protect yourself in five ways:

  • SLIP on sun protective clothing
  • SLOP on SPF30 or above sunscreen
  • SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
  • SEEK shade
  • SLIDE on wraparound sunglasses

Download the Slip, Slop, Slap Tip sheet to print and display.

Preventing skin cancer

Watch this short video by the Cancer Council to see some tips on staying safe in the sun!


Body mass index, or BMI, is one way to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height and is used to measure health-related risks.

Test your BMI by using the calculator to the right.

Visit The Heart Foundation website to find out more on BMI readings.

Supplied by BMI Calculator Australia

Healthy Eating

It isn’t too late to start eating healthy! Healthy eating is a lifestyle, not a diet and doesn’t focus on one type of food or one type of nutrient.

Following the Heart Foundation’s simple steps and foods from the below list will ensure you are living your best and healthy life!

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Protein
  • Reduced-fat dairy
  • Healthy fat choices
  • Herbs and spices instead of salt
  • Drinks

Visit the Heart Foundation's website for more information.

Curb Excess Snacking

Find you’re eating a lot more during the day and perhaps not moving as much? LLGA have 8 simple eating habits to help you curb excess snacking!

Core 4 Kids Lunch Box tips

Let the Healthy Kids Association make packing your child’s lunch box easy!  Visit Healthy Kids Association website to find out more!

Download the Healthy Kids Association lunch box flyer here.

What does a balanced lunchbox look like?

Pack the core 4 + 1:

  1. Main lunch
  2. Snack
  3. Piece of fruit
  4. Water (and additional small milk or juice for variety)
    +1. Extra Snack for active kids

Heart Attacks

How does a heart attack happen? Heart attacks occur when there is a “sudden complete blockage of any artery that supplies blood to an area of your heart” – Heart Foundation, 2018. To read more on heart attacks, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment read more on the Heart Foundation website.