Getting outdoors and being active has many benefits for the body and mind. Regular physical activity can provide positive stress relief, enjoyment and an opportunity to keep your moving for longer. As they say ‘use it, or lose it!’
There are a number of health benefits to moving, whether that’s cleaning the house, ironing clothes or walking the children to school, this all contributes to your daily exercise and to the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancers.
Go to the Better Health Channel website to find loads of information on physical activity. Find out more about the barriers we put in place to prevent ourselves from taking up exercise.
Go to the Arthritis Victoria website to learn about how they support people of all ages living with arthritis, osteoporosis and back pain.
Go to the Diabetes Victoria website to learn about the benefits of exercise for anyone living with diabetes or not.
Go to the Heart Foundation website which can point you in the direction of a walking group near you and lots of other useful information.
Go to the Better Health Channel website to learn about yoga and pilates. If running on a treadmill isn't your style, think outside the box and try a workout that strengthens and tones your body without touching a button.
Go to the 10,000 Steps website to learn about the free health promotion program that uses step-counting pedometers to record your physical activity levels when you exercise.