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Group of people doing water sports in poolDo you want to find some healthy activities in your local area, but don’t know where to start? The following tips might help you:

  • Call your local council or check their website. Many local councils offer programs that are helpful to people wanting to achieve or maintain a healthy weight. These programs are often free or available at discounted rates.
  • Use your postcode to search the Healthy Living Network for registered programs and services in your local area. The Healthy Living Network, funded by the Australian Government, lists quality programs and service providers that have been registered against an established Quality Framework of standards and criteria. The Healthy Living Network offers consumers the opportunity to search for healthy lifestyle related activities at both the local community level and within the workplace.
  • Check the Heart Foundation website to see if there is a local walking group that you could join. If there isn’t a walking group in your area, you could consider starting your own Heart Foundation walking group.
  • Contact your local YMCA or YWCA to see if they offer health and wellbeing programs and services that might assist you in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Find the contact details for your local YMCA and your local YWMC.
  • Some state and territory governments organise programs and group activities locally.
  • Some non-government organisations run services and programs in the community.
  • The Australian Sports Commission has developed Find a club to assist you to find a sporting club you might like to join in your State or Territory
  • Check the classifieds section of your local paper. Some local activities and programs might be advertised here.
  • Finally, you could think about organising your own activity with your friends. Perhaps a weekly game of tennis or a regular walk together.

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