Monthly Archives: April 2018

Run for the Kids – and Running For Me!

"First thing's first. I DO NOT like running." But after a little bit of optimism, a lot of hard work, and more curve balls than I think is fair (!!!), here is my account of a non-runner becoming a runner (at least for one run). About 8 years ago, I did my first ever fun run. [...]

Working towards your goals

Over the past few weeks we have written about the benefits of physical activity and how to increase activity in your busy lifestyle as part of Premier’s Active April. Making any lifestyle change can be challenging. Many people find that having a goal in mind gives them something to work towards, motivates them to stay [...]

How to get active when you are busy

Physical activity helps to promote healthy growth and development, build strong bones and muscles, helps improve sleep and helps improve confidence and self-esteem in children. According to recent research, physical activity levels for Australians are declining, with around 62% of Australian adults not meeting the recommended physical activity guidelines. Many of us are ‘time poor’, [...]

Premier’s Active April

Premier’s Active April – Are you getting enough exercise? Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for many preventable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. According to the Australian Institute [...]