Why be active?
Being active is good for you in so many ways. It can provide a huge range of fun experiences, make you feel good, improve your health and is a great way to relax and enjoy the company of your friends.
Regular physical activity can:
- help prevent heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure
- reduce the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes and some Cancers
- help build and maintain healthy bone, muscles and joints reducing the risk of injury
- promotes psychological wellbeing.
Check out these resources for ways to be more active:
National Physical Activity Guidelines
Active Play Resources for Kids
Physical Activity for Seniors
The Heart Foundation – Get Active
For more information about local opportunities for physical activity, contact Council’s Active Communities Officer on 9747 7200.