Health initiative to get you off couch
A health initiative aimed at showing the benefits of outdoor recreation will launch next month, giving residents of the Peel region a chance to get off the couch.
The South Metropolitan Health Promotion Service and Peel Trails Group have collaborated with local organisations to fund and provide the Peel region’s first Outdoors October.
Participants will be able to enjoy walking and paddling activities, themed events, games and fitness activities, festivals, nature and fundraising events.
Community and Population Health Services health promotion co-ordinator Richard Crane said participating in community outdoor events had extensive benefits for one’s physical and mental health.
“An active community with people using their local parks, reserves and outdoor spaces makes for a healthier, safer and better-connected community,” he said.
The Peel region provides a beautiful backdrop for the month of activities with its range of public outdoor spaces and diverse natural, cultural and historical features.
Most activities are free and provide opportunities for people to try something new and different. There is something for people of all abilities, ages and fitness levels.
Local clubs, groups and agencies are hosting the activities across Mandurah, Pinjarra, Dwellingup, Jarrahdale, Waroona and Boddington.
For more information, select Peel in the regional search box on the events page at outdoorsoctober.com.au.
The wildflower walk is just one of the activities in the upcoming Outdoors October calendar.