Latrobe Health Assembly

Make the Move Latrobe

12.02.2018

Project Objectives

Currently 57.5% of Latrobe City residents do not meet the daily guidelines for physical activity which is higher than the Victorian rate.

The lack of opportunities to participate in informal physical activity is a barrier for the local community in Latrobe City. The lack of activity is a leading cause of obesity and chronic disease.

The Make the Move program will promote a more vibrant, healthy & active work force. Currently 57.5% of Latrobe City residents do not meet the daily guidelines for physical activity which is higher than the Victorian rate. Office workers who operate in sedentary environments and sit for prolonged periods will experience great health benefits of becoming more active.

The program will complement “Active Living” in the Latrobe City Municipal Health & Wellbeing Plan as it will achieve incidental activity at the workplace. It will achieve increased physical activity of sedentary and isolated workers through social sport & recreation. It will promote social connectedness of employees and an increase in
productivity.

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