What is Lift for Life?

Lift for Life is a resistance training program for people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. Resistance training involves using your own body weight or resistance equipment like a dumbell or rubberised band.  

Real Life Stories

Hear real stories from Lift for Life participants about what they have achieved. Read more

Where is Lift for Life available?

Find a local Lift for Life provider that can help to improve your health. Read more

Want to become a Provider?

A great opportunity to expand your community reach and gain professional satisfaction. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Research Study.

Take part in Melbourne's Lift for Life type 2 diabetes study. Learn more now. Read more

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Less than 1 in 5 Australia's don't meet strength training guidelines

Only 9% - 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines. This is the latest from a study by Dr Jason Bennie of Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, and his co-authors of the FIT & WELL Study, partly funded by Fitness Australia. Read more


Prescribing of exercise interventions for management of chronic conditions

A recently published paper says that exercise has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of many chronic conditions. Mortality benefits from exercise are similar to pharmacologic interventions for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Read more