Exercise Right Week is an annual awareness campaign held in the last full week of May every year. Since it’s inception in 2014, the campaign has aimed to highlight the benefits of exercise for health and well-being, and to help Australians to understand where to get the “right” advice for their individual needs.
The campaign is brought to you by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). ESSA is the peak body for exercise and sports science professionals in Australia, and is dedicated to helping Australians live healthier and more active lives.
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The theme for 2022 was that ‘Exercise for the Right Reasons’. We aimed to shift the dialog around exercise away from weight loss and onto the physical, mental, and social health benefits of being active. We shared our top reasons to move, and included a range of free resources and expert advice to help you get moving safely.
The theme for 2021 was that ‘Exercise Changes Lives’. Through the power of exercise, you can take charge of your health, take charge of your well-being and take charge of your life! Exercise is for everyone, regardless of age, weight, background or health status. With the right advice for your individual needs, you can change your life.
The theme for 2020 was “Movement is Medicine“. We wanted 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.
The theme for 2019 was “Active Ageing”. We wanted to highlight the fact that being physically active and staying fit helps Australians you to get the most out of life at every age. Despite these benefits of regular exercise, only 17.2% of those aged over 65 are meeting the physical activity guidelines. We wanted to change that.