Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April

Walk your way to health

Taking the first steps to better health can be easier and more enjoyable than you might think.

It’s no surprise walking continues to be one of the most popular activities logged by Premier’s Active April participants. It’s an easy, practical and often enjoyable way to get those minutes up, and extremely beneficial. And this year it seems the trend is about to get even easier, thanks to the 2016 Victorian Walking Festival: Australia’s largest free community-based walking network.

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What’s a Walking Festival?

The Festival, which runs from 1 April to 8 May 2016, includes over 70 different guided walks, as well as many self-guided walks, with plenty more to come. It brings together various walks from different sectors – urban walks, beach walks, historical walks, food walks, bush walks, garden walks and more – providing a splendid opportunity to explore Melbourne city and Victorian regional towns. It’s a first for Australia with chances to discover more of Victoria all the while increasing your health, fitness, and not to mention your tracked activity.

Walking Festival_ Steve HeritageThe Walking Festival coincides with walks forming part of the National Trust Heritage Festival and the international Jane’s Walk tours. With walks to match everyone’s fitness levels and interests, it’s a wonderful way to increase your physical, mental and social wellbeing. And not only is it good for your health, it’s also good for the community.

Joining a walk

Visit the Walking Festival website to find a walk near you and make your first steps toward a fitter, happier you. Alternatively, take a look at the Active April Events calendar to discover local walks and similar community-based events.

Last updated: November 28, 2016 at: 11:53 am

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