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Busta Gut Biggest Loser Challenge for NT construction workers

 

More than 250 construction workers at the Inpex workers village project were treated to a healthy morning tea break at the Howard Springs Village project on Friday 5 October as part of the Healthy Worker Project.

Project team leaders Sue Earle and Carl Stephens from Unions NT are encouraging and signing up Top End construction workers to a project aimed at improving the healthy lifestyle habits of everyone working on construction sites.  The Busta Gut Biggest Loser Challenge is an 8 week program focussing on good eating and good exercise patterns. 
 
 
The participants are competing in the challenge as individuals or as a team effort with prizes for largest percentage weight loss.

Unions NT Secretary Alan Paton said NT construction workers operate in a tough work environment which at times impacts upon both their physical and psychological health.

“Lifestyle choices like poor diet, smoking, drug and alcohol use, stress, depression, and accessing medical and health services, particularly GPs, impact upon workers and their families.  Unions NT saw the need to engage local workers in the construction industry to improve the choices being made, and so have partnered with the NT Government to provide this Healthy Worker Program".

Unions NT is keen to secure sustainable positive health outcomes for those people that build not only our houses, but also our commercial and community infrastructure that creates our unique tropical lifestyle, said Mr Paton.

For further information contact Alan Paton at Unions NT on 89 410001. To register your interest in the Healthy Worker Project, please email healthyworker@iinet.net.au

Published: 11 Oct 2012

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