In line with new direction from the Victorian Government for Integrated Health Promotion (IHP) funded agencies across Victoria, one of the new priority areas for the Health Promotion Team at Western Health is Active Living. We will aim to work across settings to embed active living, with a focus on active travel, in the Melton and Moorabool community.
Being physically active on all or most days is one of the best things we can do to maintain and improve our health. All too often, our busy lifestyles get in the way and stop us from being as active as we should. Other things that may prevent us from being active include lack of suitable opportunities to be involved in sports and exercise, living or working in an environment that isn’t very ‘walking friendly’ or not knowing how to be active in a new set of circumstances such as after an injury or in a new stage of life.
The Health Promotion team will be working with the community to increase opportunities for physical activity over the next 4 years. Some of the work we will be focusing on includes the following:
For further information or opportunities to partner around physical activity initiatives, contact the Health Promotion Team at firstname.lastname@example.org