Active people are healthier people. Being active is great for our hearts, bodies and minds. Moving can improve our fitness and reduce the risk of illness, such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. Being active also protects and improves our mental wellbeing. That’s why the Healthy Communities team want to see more people moving!
Healthy Communities - Active Living
What is active living?
Active living is a way of life that includes being active during your day. This can be achieved in many different ways. Being more active may be easier than you think.
The Healthy Communities team works to improve active living in our region in these areas:
Physical activity is when you move your body. This can be any movement that you do at home, work or school. Examples are when you walk, dance, run, play sport, exercise or do housework.
Increasing active travel
Active travel is about leaving the car at home when going to and from places we live, work and play. This can include walking, riding a bike or taking public transport. Being more active when travelling is great for our health and wellbeing, and helps improve the air we breathe.
Support active places
The places we live, work, learn and play can affect how active we are. Creating places where movement is encouraged leads to more healthy lifestyles and healthier people.
Why is Active Living important?
The Facts and Figures about Active Living
Working with our community to increase active living
The Healthy Communities team work to support active lifestyles with projects aimed at all stages of life. These actions line up with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing plan 2019-2023, and regional council plans. We are working to help young people, women and workers in the G21 regions be more active.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 April 2023