Making it fun - Its Your Move - lunchtime walking group

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn
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No where to walk to near your workplace? We made it fun and set simple achievable lunchtime walking goalposts. One was simply - touch the pole. We walk around 15 minutes to touch the pole and walk back. It is a simple walk and safe as there is a shared path along that side of the road. Our workplace is in the middle of an industrial area, with no shops, parks or places to go.

It is important to get active during the day and fit in a walk when you can, especially when you have a sedentary computer based job. The Heart Foundation provides assistance to individuals and walking groups. I have noticed others using the paths more in our area. Some walk and others ride. Once you start activating the area, so many others think that it is a good idea too. It takes just one or two to start the movement. Its Your Move. http://walking.heartfoundation.org.au/benefits-of-walking/ http://walking.heartfoundation.org.au/walk-as-an-individual/

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Jillian, No activity points for this one as I already awarded 'start a walking group' points for your previous post 'Making Walkers Happy.' But, you have earned bones points for reflecting on how to make your walking group fun even in the midst of an industrial area! You have been posting up a storm lately, have you got your eye on something in the shop? Or do you just like racing up the leader board?

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Jillian

Just racing up the leader board and sharing all the wonderful things that we have been doing at Cockburn. I have been making an effort to find time to do them, following our last forum.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Fantastic. We have loved reading about all the things Cockburn is doing. Do think about spending some of those points though, as the points you earned in 2017 will expire at the end of 2018.

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