Healthy Weight Initiative
With over 63 per cent of adults and 25 per cent of children in the ACT overweight or obese, the ACT Government has set a target of 'zero growth' for overweight and obesity. This commitment to supporting a healthy, active and productive community is an important part of the ACT Government's Healthy Weight Initiative which was launched in October 2013. As part of this initiative, a range of healthy living programs are being supported to make the healthy choice the easy choice. The 'Find fitness outdoors' website is one of the many healthy living tools Canberrans can use.
Find out more about the healthy living programs on offer at the Healthy Living website. These programs include:
Bike & Ride
Bike and Ride is an easy, environmentally friendly and healthy way to combine a bike ride with a bus ride to get to your destination. Bike parking facilities are available at over 20 locations across the ACT.
Park & Ride
Park & Ride facilities offer allocated parking spaces for people to park their car, then transfer to an ACTION bus to complete their journey. There are 19 Park & Ride facilities across the ACT.
Healthier Work is a free ACT Government service established to support employers to develop health and wellbeing initiatives within their workplace.
Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service
The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service is a free and confidential telephone based service that provides information and health coaching to help you improve your lifestyle.
Good Habits for Life project
Good Habits for Life is all about taking some simple steps to healthier eating, being active and being connected to the people around us to encourage good habits in our kids.
New outdoor fitness stations for Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Theodore
Construction has just been completed on new fitness equipment at Tuggeranong Town Park, John Knight Memorial Park in Belconnen and Theodore Neighbourhood Oval.
Each site has received an aerobic walker, parallel bars, leg press, trapeze rings and an overhead challenge. Tuggeranong town park also received a push up bar, sit up board, pull up bar and chin up bars. John Knight Memorial Park also received a shoulder press, pull up bar and chin up bars, while a leg lift and dip bar and a push up bar has been installed at Theodore oval.
The Tuggeranong Town Park and John Knight Memorial Park fitness stations are especially convenient for those who exercise around the lakes.
The locations and type of equipment has been selected based on feedback from the community gathered during consultation last year.
Use of equipment is at participant’s own risk. You should be in good physical condition and physically able to participate before commencing this exercise program. Please consult a medical practitioner before commencing any new exercise program.