Living well

A range of services are available to the ex-serving communities and their families to stay healthy

Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a world of difference to your physical and mental wellbeing.

A social network can be a circle of friends, people you share a hobby with or extended family. The form your social network takes doesn’t matter. What’s important is how it makes your life better.

Every family goes through stressful times. Recognising when things aren't quite right - and knowing what to do next - will make family life more fulfilling.

Military service is physically and mentally demanding, so when you leave the ADF you may have a physical injury. A range of veteran-specific services and support are available from DVA to help you get on with a healthy and active civilian life.

Almost everyone has trouble sleeping occasionally. Not getting enough sleep here or there is nothing to worry about. On the other hand, sleep problems that last for weeks or even months can really interfere with your life. If you’re worried about your sleep, we can help.

Eating right improves your mental outlook, gives you more energy and can even make it easier to manage chronic health conditions. If you're a veteran, you're eligible for support to help make a balanced diet your lifestyle.

We drink to celebrate, socialise, commiserate or deal with stress. But drinking too much, too often, or for too long can cause problems with your health, work and relationships. If you or someone else is worried about how much you’re drinking, find out what you can do about it.

The sooner you quit smoking, the better. Even smokers who quit at 60 can reduce their chance of getting cancer and other diseases.

Eating better and smarter plays a key role in reducing the risk of developing chronic health conditions. keep it fun and add some delicious and healthy meals to your weekly routine