Steptember is over so we would like to challenge western Sydney residents to keep striding and Walk Your 30 this October.
We have got prizes up for grabs including local leisure centre passes.
Western Sydney Local Health District is encouraging western Sydney residents to walk more during October.
Walking is the most popular physical activity and the good news is 30 minutes a day can lead to health benefits.
WSLHD Centre for Population Health Deputy Director Christine Newman said just 30 minutes of brisk walking, five times a week, could improve aerobic fitness.
“Walking costs nothing and is one of the easiest exercises to put in your day. Plus, there’s no equipment needed apart from a good pair of supportive walking shoes,” she said.
Try aiming for a 30 minute walk or three 10 minute walks within your day.
Looking for ways to increase incidental walking?
- Walk for travel – swap short car trips for walking
- Walk with your friends or family – plan to go for a walk with your friends or family instead of catching up over lunch
- Walk at work – Take the stairs instead of the lift
Visit our website for more tips on ways to increase your walking. Our website also includes resources and useful links to walking groups, walking tracks and walking maps in western Sydney.
Prizes up for grabs!
By registering in ‘Walk Your 30’ today and posting a photo of you walking during October you will go in the draw to win prizes.
Prizes up for grabs for community members include local leisure centre passes.
Other great prizes are on offer for childcare centres, schools and retirement villages that take part, please refer to relevant pages on our website for more information.
To be in the running for prizes such as leisure centre passes and Rebel Sports vouchers, simply:
a) Register to participate in ‘Walk Your 30’ via tinyurl.com/WalkYour30
b) Upload an image or video demonstrating ‘Walk Your 30’ onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter during October 2018. Include the hashtags: #WalkYour30 and the suburb you live in e.g. #Westmead
c) Ensure your post is viewable to the public so we can see it.