MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE

Welcome to Exercise Right Week 2020! This year, the theme is “Movement is Medicine“. We want to highlight how powerful exercise, physical activity and movement are for your physical and mental health. We also want to showcase that exercise is for everyone, regardless of age, weight, background or health status, and to help everyday Australians understand where they can get the right advice for their individual needs.

Why is movement so important?

Being physically active reduces your risk of chronic conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, reduces your risk of mental illness and helps you to live a happier and healthier life. Your body NEEDS regular movement to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.

 

And yet, Aussies aren’t moving enough… and it’s affecting our well-being.

Physical Activity

Over half of all Australians aren't getting the recommended amount of physical activity.

Chronic Disease

1 in 2 Australians are living with at least one chronic condition (like cardiovascular disease or diabetes).

Mental Health

45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition, like depression, in their lifetime.

WE WANT TO CHANGE THESE STATISTICS!!

FREE ONLINE EVENTS

There's over 40 FREE exercise classes, education and Q&A sessions happening all week! Sign up now to get involved.

ACTIVITY TRACKER

Stay on track with our Physical Activity Tracker! We're encouraging all Aussies to record their exercise during Exercise Right Week.

FIND AN EXERCISE EXPERT

Need a little extra help to get started? Find an accredited exercise professional to help you to exercise right for your individual needs.

GET THE DIGITAL TOOLKIT

Want to help us spread the word? Download our digital campaign toolkit and help us to share this valuable message far and wide!

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
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We want to hear your story!

 

Has exercise helped you to overcome or manage an illness or injury? Simply tell us how movement has been medicine for you and you’ll go in the draw to win a $500 Visa gift card!

Create your own user feedback survey

STAY UP TO DATE

 

For all the latest during and after the campaign, don’t forget to sign up to Exercise Right. Don’t worry, we won’t spam you!

 

For all media or partnership enquiries, please email media@essa.org.au.

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Inspiring all Australians to be healthier and more active!