Physical Activity

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.