Guide to help locals get active
NORTH Coast resident can get active and keep healthy thanks to the North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) ‘Live it Up’ Physical Activity Guides now available in hard copy and online at: www.ncahs.nsw.gov.au/healthy-weight
There are now 12 Physical Activity Guides covering all local government areas from Tweed Heads in the north to Port Macquarie in the south.
The guides are a quick and easy way for all adults living in a North Coast community, to find an activity that is close by and suits their needs.
NCAHS Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs co-ordinator Jillian Adams said most of us know how important it is for our health and wellbeing to keep active but we’re often unsure of what’s available or where to start looking for suitable activities.
“The new look guides gives people some options to get started by listing a range of physical activities suitable for adults who want to become more active or just try a new activity,” Ms Adams said.
Each locality guide lists a diverse range of physical activity options that are particularly suitable for the less active person who wants to become more active, improve their health and have fun.
Aqua exercise, strength training classes, dancing, Tai Chi and regular walking groups are just a few of the many activities people can choose from.
“People who attend regular classes in their local community find it easier to keep motivated and also find it a good way to make new friends. And many groups become just as much of a social group as an opportunity for physical activity,” Ms Adams said.
The lists also include contact information about other organisations that may offer a range of physical activities.
Hard copies of the 2010 ‘Live it Up’ Physical Activity Guides can be found at your local Community Health Centre.