Lets Get Lismore Moving

Book now for free fitness forum

Getting more people exercising and therefore putting less strain on the health system is the ultimate goal of a free physical activity workshop being presented by the North Coast Area Health Service Health Promotion team.

Recent research conducted by Medibank Private suggests that physical inactivity costs the Australian health system $1.5 billion annually. Even scarier, physical inactivity doubles the risk of developing chronic medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, while increasing the risk of breast and bowel cancer, depression and falls.

The positive news is that the risk of developing these conditions can be reduced and even some conditions reversed with regular physical activity and exercise. Working with a skilled fitness leader or joining an organised physical activity group is usually the best way of starting, and more importantly maintaining, regular exercise.

And this is where the free workshop comes in.

Called Lets Get Lismore Moving, the free forum is for health professionals and fitness instructors, and is designed so they can meet and exchange information in an informal setting. By being informed about options available in the local area it is hoped that participation in physical activity can be further facilitated in the community.

The forum will be held on Thursday, January 17, from 10am to 11.30am at the Child & Family Health Centre, 27 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.

Any health professionals and fitness instructors wishing to attend should RSVP by December 21 to Mary-Clare Maloney on 6620 7262 or email mary-clare.maloney@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au.


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