Being Active

Leading a healthy life isn't just about healthy eating. Being active is just as important and is good for you in so many ways. It can provide a huge range of fun experiences, make you feel good, improve your health, and is a great way to relax and enjoy the company of your friends.

Regular physical activity can:

  • lead to a longer and healthier life
  • keep hearts, bones and muscles healthy
  • lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers
  • improve mood and sleep
  • release stress

Live Life Get Active

City of Playford is committed to improving the fitness and general wellbeing of those living in the community.

Since October 2015 City of Playford and Live Life Get Active have partnered to host a series of free activity camps in Fremont Park. The camps run from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am until 10.15am daily, for 200 days over the course of the year.

The camps offer FREE group fitness via X-training, boxing and yoga classes. Tailored nutrition plans, support and advice from highly qualified trainers will also be on offer.

All sessions are FREE of charge all you have to do is register at http://www.livelifegetactive.com/ and then you can book into as many sessions as you like. Bookings open one week in advance for the full year.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact lbenoit@playford.sa.gov.au

Secombe Street Reserve Project

The City of Playford will partner with the Roger Rasheed Foundation to deliver ongoing sport training programs to children in the area utilising the facilities at the Secombe Street Reserve.

The partnership between City of Playford and RRSF aims to foster a healthier community by providing local children and families with access to sports, facilities and equipment.

Two programs will be run during school terms and three programs during school holidays.

Please see current timetable for days, times and sports available.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact lbenoit@playford.sa.gov.a

National Physical Activity Guidlines for Australians

The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians recommend that each age group achieve the following amounts of physical activity each day for good health:

Children
> 0-5 years: at least 3 hours throughout the day
> 5-12 years: a combination of moderate and vigorous activities for at least 60 minutes
> 12-18 years: at least 60 minutes of physical activity

Adults: at least 30 minutes of physical activity
You can accumulate your 30 minutes (or more) throughout the day
by combining a few shorter sessions of activity of 10 to 15 minutes each.

Older Australians: at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity throughout the day on most but preferably all, days.

There are loads of ways we can all be active. It doesn’t matter what you do or where you do it as long as it adds up to at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. The important thing is that it’s fun, because if we enjoy it, it’s so much easier to keep going.

It doesn’t have to be hard work either… walking is perfect, as it’s simple and you don’t need any special equipment to do it. What’s even better, is that walking can be included into everyday activities like going to school, work or the shops, and walking at least some of the way.

Other ways of being active are:

  • playing with the kids
  • playing sports
  • walking the dog
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • dancing

If you’re not into organised sport, why not head to your local park for a walk, run or ride?
The City of Playford has over 1,000 hectares of open space consisting of playground parks, sports reserves and trails through and around suburbs. Visit the Parks, Reserves and Playgrounds page to find out what’s in the area.

 

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