It’s time to move in re­gion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

TREA­SURER and Min­is­ter for Sport, Cur­tis Pitt, has launched the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s new Join the Move­ment cam­paign, urg­ing women and girls across the state to be­come ac­tive and health­ier for life.

The aim is to mo­ti­vate Queens­land women and girls to try to over­come the bar­ri­ers of ev­ery­day life to get ac­tive and im­prove their health and well-be­ing.

Sur­veys sug­gest more than 40% of adult women in Queens­land are not un­der­tak­ing enough phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to gain the as­so­ci­ated health ben­e­fits.

Although women’s sport across many codes has been grow­ing in promi­nence, there are bar­ri­ers fac­ing women and girls such as time con­straints due to com­pet­ing pri­or­i­ties, suit­abil­ity of fa­cil­i­ties and pro­grams, and their own lev­els of self-con­fi­dence.

Mr Pitt said the gov­ern­ment was pas­sion­ate about in­creas­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of women and girls in sport and ac­tive re­cre­ation.

The Start Play­ing Stay Play­ing pro­gram aimed to in­crease and sup­port the par­tic­i­pa­tion of women and girls in sport and ac­tive re­cre­ation.

A num­ber of women of­fered to share their own in­spi­ra­tional sto­ries for the Join the Move­ment cam­paign, some of which fea­ture in the cam­paign’s pro­mo­tional video.

More than 130 re­sponses were re­ceived to the call-out for volunteers to fea­ture in the video, which Mr Pitt said was in­spi­ra­tional in it­self.

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