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 which 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 risk of a number of 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 HealthyWA website has some great tips on how you can incorporate physical activity into your life. 

Healthy Eating

A family makes a healthy meal.

Learn about the quantity and type of food that is linked to health and wellbeing 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

Mayor Carol Adams with a Smokefree Marketplace sign.

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 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

Looking for help to quit smoking? Visit Make Smoking History, an initiative aiming to reduce smoking in Western Australia.

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 wellbeing. 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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