Stawell residents encouraged to join in Northern Grampians Shire Gets Active in April campaign

STAYING HEALTHY: Stawell people are being encouraged to get out and get active during Active April.
STAYING HEALTHY: Stawell people are being encouraged to get out and get active during Active April.

Stawell Regional Health and Grampians Community Health have been working closely with the Northern Grampians Shire, Wimmera Sports Assembly and Parks Victoria to help community members in our regions get active in April.

Northern Grampians Shire Gets Active in April is a campaign across the region that provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to encourage people to participate and be more active in their own community.

“It is not all about trying to run a marathon or winning sports person of the year, it is about people doing a little bit more activity than they currently do,” said Katrina Toomey, health promotion co-ordinator at Stawell Regional Health.

Activities include tai chi, bush and trail walks, come and try bowls, colour run, fun runs, petanque, bike riding scavenger hunt bare foot bowls, dancing and much more.

“Northern Grampians Shire, Grampians Community Health and Stawell Regional Health work together to plan priority health promotion areas. Active Living is one of the three priority areas to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in our area for the next four years,” Ms Toomey said.

“Increasing your activity doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive, simply playing with your children in the park, taking the dog for a walk, standing more, walking to work or school, gardening or dancing around the house are all great.”

To see what is available and register for activities go to the Northern Grampians Shire website.