Mes­sage get­ting through

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It’s time to get off the couch and start mov­ing with Sparc’s Push Play cam­paign.

In the past the cam­paign has fo­cused on try­ing to get peo­ple more phys­i­cally ac­tive.

But Sparc Push Play man­ager Deb Hur­dle says the aim this year is to get peo­ple in­volved in more or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Ini­tially Push Play was about telling peo­ple about health ben­e­fits, but now peo­ple gen­er­ally know they get health ben­e­fits from be­ing ac­tive.

“Now we want to move onto big­ger chal­lenges.”

Ms Hur­dle ad­mits it’s dif­fi­cult for some peo­ple to find time for or­gan­ised sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

“It’s hard for some peo­ple to bal­ance work and fam­ily life. “They’re so much into looking af­ter every­one else they end up at the bot­tom of the lad­der.”

But she says walk­ing, cycling, swim­ming, touch and the in­door ver­sions of soc­cer or net­ball don’t al­ways re­quire huge amounts of time for train­ing.

Ms Hur­dle be­lieves the Push Play mes­sage is get­ting through to peo­ple, with weekly sur­veys un­der­taken by the or­gan­i­sa­tion in­di­cat­ing many mem­bers of the pub­lic are tak­ing part in more reg­u­lar ex­er­cise.

The Push Play cam­paign runs from Sun­day to Novem­ber 7.

Visit or phone 0800 AC­TIVE.

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