Regular physical activity is ranked second only to tobacco control as the most important factor in promoting good health and preventing chronic disease in Australia.
Yet less than a third of Australians are getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. This can lead to increased risks of chronic disease and mental ill health, and has been estimated to cost the Australian economy a total of $13.8 billion each year.
Increasing participation in physical activity has health, social and economic benefits. As well as the health gains to be made by preventing chronic disease, the benefits include promoting mental wellbeing and social connections, increasing productivity, and positive changes to the environments we live and play in, such as reduced traffic congestion and safer neighbourhoods.
The Sons of the West Men’s Health Program will be encouraging participants to take part in physical activity including providing information on what types of activities are best for improving your health via physical activity and encouraging participants to join local walking groups for example in their council area.
Rise and Grind with Steven Kretiuk
Developed and designed by our resident fitness expert and former Bulldog, Steven Kretiuk, the Rise and Grind series are a set of easy to follow exercises that you can do at home, in the park or wherever is convenient.
Episode 1: Legs and Glutes
Episode 2: Upper Body
Episode 3: Dumbbells or Bricks
Episode 4: Core
Episode 5: Full Body Circuit
A print out of each session is available for you to view anyplace, anytime.