Exercise & Social Health


We all know exercise is good for our bodies, but the social health benefits of exercise are often overlooked. In a society where more and more people (especially older Australians) experience loneliness, exercise is a great way to bring people together!

In children, being active is a great way to help develop social skills

Exercising with someone else can enhance the stress-reducing effects of exercise

Working out with friends or family is a great way to increase exercise adherence


Exercise for Loneliness

Exercise for Loneliness

Loneliness is terrible for your health, but exercise can help!

Group Fitness Class Guide

Group Fitness Class Guide

New to group fitness classes? Here’s your guide to getting started!

Walking Groups

Walking Groups

Join a free Heart Foundation Walking Group near you!

Faye’s Story

Exercise Physiology has helped Fay to be able to walk better and engage in her daily life. As someone who is “chatty”, she has loved making new friends, is attending more social events and loves to be in the gym (for the first time in her life).

David’s Story

David started seeing an exercise physiologist after having brain surgery for his essential tremor. He explains how over time, he has formed a strong bond with his exercise physiologist and enjoys the social aspect (as well as the phyiscal benefits) of exercise.


If you need help to get started, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) can help you to feel comfortable in a gym or clinic environment, and will ensure you’re moving safely and effectively.