Now’s time to get with the pro­gram

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - with Stacey Al­dous Stacey Al­dous is owner of Free­dom Health & Well­ness.

THE Get Ac­tive Pro­gram is a statewide ini­tia­tive that pro­motes in­volve­ment in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and en­cour­ages its par­tic­i­pants to con­sider im­por­tant is­sues that di­rectly re­late to their health and well­be­ing.

Get Ac­tive aims to en­gage in­di­vid­u­als of all ages, shapes and sizes who are not cur­rently phys­i­cally ac­tive and who may ex­pe­ri­ence bar­ri­ers to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, such as suf­fer­ing from a chronic health con­di­tion, lack of mo­ti­va­tion and hav­ing the knowl­edge about how to get started with an ex­er­cise pro­gram.

A 10-week pro­gram tar­get­ing men in the Der­went Val­ley will be held at Free­dom Health & Well­ness, start­ing on Mon­day from 11.30am.

Each week par­tic­i­pants will take part in an ex­er­cise com­po­nent and an ed­u­ca­tion com­po­nent cov­er­ing top­ics specif­i­cally re­lated to men’s health and well­be­ing.

The ben­e­fits of reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in­clude re­duc­tions in the risk of health con­di­tions such as heart dis­ease, Type 2 di­a­betes, cer­tain forms of can­cer, de­pres­sion and some in­juries.

If you are male and want to im­prove your gen­eral health and well­be­ing, im­prove your bal­ance and co­or­di­na­tion, feel, func­tion and sleep bet­ter, and spend time with a great bunch of blokes in a fun and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment, this pro­gram is for you.

The sub­sidised cost to par­tic­i­pants for the pro­gram is $30 for the 10 weeks.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book into the pro­gram, call Stacey on 0417 464 476.

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