What stops you walking, biking, skating?
WHAT would it take to help you find a healthier way to get around?
That’s what some of our health and police leaders would like to know at two active transport workshops being held in Portland this Tuesday, October 22.
The sessions are being hosted after it was found that just 25% of local children use active transport such as walking, cycling, skating and skateboarding to get to and from school, and only 16% of children meet recommended physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes every day.
Adult use of active transport options will also be up for discussion; a recent study found that nearly one third (32%) of all Glenelg Shire adults are obese, compared to 15% of inner Melbourne’s residents.
Portland District Health’s health promotions team member Kelly Edwards said increasing rates of active transport is a great way to improve physical activity levels and improve health.