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Health and Activity Resources

Find information and inspiration on a range of health and activity topics.

Physical Activity

A family group on a hike.

Physical activity could be any activity that makes you move your body, increases your heart rate, and makes you breathe faster. This could include:

  • Cleaning the house
  • Going to the gym
  • Playing sports
  • Going for a walk

There are many benefits to being active, including:

  • Improving physical health
  • Improving mental health
  • Enhancing the quality of your life
  • Reducing the risk of many health conditions

How Much Activity Do You Need?

Want to know more about how much activity you need? Read the evidence-based recommendations for physical activity for different age groups on the Department of Health website.

Meeting Your Activity Requirements

Are you meeting the recommendations for physical activity? Find out using LiveLighter's activity calculator. The LiveLighter website includes information, tips, advice and recipes as well as a free app to help people maintain a healthy weight through healthy eating and physical activity.

Healthy Activity Ideas

Looking for ideas for being active? The LiveLighter website has some great tips on how you can incorporate physical activity into your life.

The City also delivers the following free community health and fitness activities through its Healthy Lifestyles Program. All activities run in 10-week blocks. Registrations essential via the City of Kwinana Eventbrite page. For additional details please contact the Healthy and Active Lifestyle Project Officer at 08 9439 0271.

Mums Who Move

A 60-minute tailored exercise program for all Kwinana mums interested in:

  • Improving your general fitness, well-being, and energy
  • Meeting other Kwinana mums
  • Bringing your baby/child along with you
  • Creating healthy habits for yourself and your child

Outdoor Fitness for Over 50’s

Build strength and improve mobility in these 60-minute sessions involving 40 - 45 minutes exercise (the remaining time will be dedicated to sharing fitness information and questions). Strength exercises will involve standing and seated postures using equipment such as resistance bands and dumbbells. We’ll get in some ‘huff and puff’ activities to improve your fitness with a combination of brisk walking and whole-body movements.

Beginner sessions cater to those looking to get started with activity. Advanced (Bootcamp) sessions cater to those who are already active and looking to do more.

Yoga

Enhance strength, flexibility, balance, and well-being by starting your day with 60 minutes of Yoga that can be tailored for all abilities. 

Dance-based Fitness

Move to fun music, you will groove, sweat, and have a blast while getting fit in this 60-minute session featuring a mix of dancing, boxing, aerobic movement, and body weight exercises.

Outdoor Active in collaboration with Kwinana Recquatic

Join us for a 45-60 minute session run by your favourite Recquatic instructors over eight weeks in Autumn, for a variety of activities including but not limited to mindfulness, bootcamp, and strength and conditioning.

Healthy Eating

A family makes a healthy meal.

Learn about the quantity and type of food that is linked to health and well-being by reading the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Looking for some more resources on healthy eating? The LiveLighter website includes information, tips, advice and recipes as well as a free app to help people maintain a healthy weight through healthy eating and physical activity.

Reducing Smoking and Alcohol-Related Harm

Smoke Free Zone

Did you know that alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Australia? Alcohol can be harmful to the person consuming alcohol, as well as to people around them. Read more about the health risks of consuming alcohol and how you can minimise these risks on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) website and Alcohol. Think Again.

Smoking tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and diseases such as various types of cancer, heart disease, and stomach ulcers. To learn more about efforts to reduce smoking in WA, and for help with resources to quit smoking please visit Make Smoking History. For more information on the harm caused by e-cigarettes and vapes, please visit https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/vaping.

Mental Health

A support group with teenage girls

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” (World Health Organisation, 2018).

Did you know that the City of Kwinana is partnering with Act Belong Commit, Australia's longest running mental health promotion campaign, to encourage our community to take action to improve and perfect their mental health and wellbeing? This can be as simple as Act Belong Commit:

Act. Do something. Keep active - mentally, physically, socially, spiritually, culturally... go for a walk, say hello, read a book, meditate or pray.
Belong. Do something with someone. Keep connected - to friends, family and your community. Join a book club, sports team, take a cooking class or go to community events.
Commit. Do something meaningful, important and valuable to you. Volunteer, learn something new, take on a challenge, take up a cause, help a neighbour.

Act Belong Commit has hundreds of fun, free or low-cost activities to help you improve your mental health and well-being. From local clubs to learning a new skill, there's something for everyone. Search the Activity Finder now at actbelongcommit.org.au

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