Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is challenging Redlanders to get up and get active by registering for one of the new activities on offer in the Redlands Healthy and Active Program which commences on Monday. (22 January).
“The program is designed to promote the importance of physical activity and lifelong involvement in physical activity for improved health and well-being.”
“We all have busy lives, but we need to set aside time to get active and improve our long-term health. Apart from all the personal health benefits you’ll enjoy, we’re a more engaged and inclusive community.”
Cr Williams says for those not currently active, Redlands Healthy and Active Program might just be the motivation needed to change those old habits. Every week during school term 1 (22 January to 30 March), there’s a variety of activities for everyone, including women, Mums & Bubs, seniors, children and families.
The Mayor says our city, with its 485 km of walking and cycling paths and road bike lanes is the perfect place for residents to get fit.
“According to a study done by the Australian Government in 2015, 2 in 3 Australian adults and 1 in 4 children were overweight or obese, which means one quarter of our young folk under 17 years already have weight issues. The study showed that that excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.”
The full schedule and information on the range of free weekly activities from Yoga or Boxing Circuits, to Children’s soccer and Women’s Zuu Fitness – all out in our beautiful open spaces is available on www.redland.qld.gov.au/rhap.