Why I walk
Walking is one of the easiest and most inexpensive forms of exercise. It’s also one of the most popular in the Wyndham community. And with the warmer weather and daylight saving approaching, it’s a great time to get outdoors and get moving.
Healthy adults should walk 10,000 steps a day; that’s 8 kilometres or approximately 1 hour 40 minutes of walking. But even 30 minutes a day is very good for you.
Try a walking group near you
Walking can be a social event, particularly if you join one of Wyndham’s free walking groups. It’s a great way to keep fit, form new friendships and it makes walking even more enjoyable. Here are just a few easy walks, suitable for all abilities. You can also start your own walking group with friends or neighbours.
Get Active tips
- Physical activity – how to get started: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- Physical activity – setting yourself goals: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- Physical activity – overcoming the barriers: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- Physical activity – staying motivated: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- 10 tips for active seniors: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- 10 tips to plan your exercise: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- 10 tips to stay active all year round: visit the Better Health Channel website.
- My Fitness Pal app: download the My Fitness app
- LiveLighter Be active every day: visit the Live Lighter website.
- Juststand.org sitting calculator: visit the Just Stand website.
Sport and recreation for all abilities
Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.
AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and active recreation.
With personal assistance from AAA Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now!
Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the huge amount of sports and active recreation activities close to your home and available for people of all disabilities.
Phone: 1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)
If you already know what sport you are interested in, feel free to contact the AAA coordinators at the relevant State Sports Association.