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Don't Get the Sits, Be Heart Healthy
Sunday 29 April to Sunday 6 May 2018 is Heart Week and this year, Heart Week will focus on the importance of physical activity in reducing the prevalence and impact of risk factors for heart disease. It's about empowering Australians to get moving.
Did you know that over 50% of Australians are not active enough, that almost 2 in 3 adults and 25% of children are overweight or obese, and that 5,000 die each year from physical inactivity? We simply spend far too much time sitting or being inactive.
This year, the Heart Foundation campaign is 'Don't get the sits' to encourage us to get moving and keep our heart strong just like any other muscle in our body.
Meet at the Fasta Pasta Carpark, Aeolian Drive, Golden Grove for a 30 or 90 minute walk along the picturesque Cobbler Creek. Bring walking shoes, drink bottle, hat and sunscreen. For further information contact Laraine Frost at 7423 6284 or email@example.com.
Meet at Market Square, Old Noarlunga for a self-paced 30 minute walk followed by morning tea, hosted by the Rotary Club of Noarlunga. Bring a hat, drink bottle and sunscreen. For further information, contact Dini Whyte on 0408 475 655 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at Renmark Tourist Office to join the Riverland's 4 Walking Groups for a riverside walk followed by lunch (at own cost) at the Renmark Hotel. Bring your hat, drink bottle, walking shoes and money for lunch. For further information contact Sue Hunter at 0421 421 357 or at email@example.com.
Join the 'Talk in Stride' Heart Foundation Walking Group, commencing at 90 Kings Road, Parafield Gardens for a volunteer led walk that includes a Heart Health Display. Bring your hat, sunscreen and drink bottle. For further information contact Julie on 0432 818 377.
Join the Heart Foundation for a walk along the River Torrens commencing at the Botanic Gardens Gate, Botanic Park, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide. Bring your hat, walking shoes, sunscreen and a touch of red.
At the end of this walk, you will be rewarded with a healthy morning tea and have the chance of winning a $100 Heart Foundation online shop voucher. You may even have made some new friends.
Photo: Heart Foundation
While all events are free, you will need to register. Please select the location for the walk of your choice above, to go to the respective registration page. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.