We all need regular physical activity for good physical and mental health, no matter what age we are. It is recommended that adults include at least 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, if not all days of the week. Kids need to do a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. But remember, more is better – even up to several hours! This can be built up throughout the day with a combination of moderate to vigorous activities.
For more information on the National Activity Guidleines check out the Related link.
Are you looking at becoming more active and need a hand getting started? Check out the be active Getting Started booklet with tips for adults, mature age, disability and children.
Heart Foundation Walking is a fun, social and easy way to be active and best of all it's FREE! It is Australia’s largest network of community-based walking groups with over 19,000 active members. Groups are led by volunteer Walk Organisers and we have new groups starting every week.
Joining or starting a walking group in your area is a great way to get active and meet new people.
You can join a local group by contacting the walk organiser. If no groups are available, you might like to start your own walking group.
Meet 8.30am Mondays and Thursdays at the Community Club car park, Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.
0419 310 910
Meet 6.45am Mondays to Fridays at the Community Club car park, Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.
0438 852 534
Are you interested in meeting new friends in Murray Bridge and getting some extra exercise at the same time? This group is about people getting out, discovering some local walking trails, getting to know other people in the community, forming friendships and having a great time.
Walk'n'Chat meet every Thursday at 9.30 near the Bunyip at Sturt Reserve.
Facebook- Walk n Chat Murray Bridge
The Strength for Life program promotes health and well-being amongst people over 50 through strength training programs run by accredited fitness providers.
The program encourages older South Australians to attend strength training sessions by promoting the benefits of strength training to people over 50.
The program aims to increase access to strength training programs for people 50 years and over by training and endorsing fitness providers to run sessions throughout South Australia.
Meet at 9.30-10.30am on Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Murray Bridge Soccer Clubrooms, Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge.
Cost is $3 per session or $50 for 10 weeks (20 x sessions)
For instructor contact details please contact Healthy Murraylands on 8569 0100.
Murraylands Heartmoves was launched on Friday 5th October 2012, at the Full Steam Ahead! Community Expo.
Heartmoves is the perfect program for any adult wanting to get back into physical activity. The first Heartmoves program will take place in Murray Bridge.
Meets 4pm-5pm Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Murray Bridge Soccer Clubrooms, Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge.
Cost is $3 per session.
08 8569 0100