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Active April

Premier's Active April is part of the Victorian Government's commitment to promoting healthy and active lifestyles. It has been beautiful seeing several Woodleigh staff and students getting involved, staying active, and participating in a variety of physical activities.

While April has come to an end, the good news is that Premier's Active April is continuing! So, for May, remain active and keep recording your results in your assigned Woodleigh Team. Remember, this initiative aims to help Victorians to get their 30- 60 minutes a day of physical activity, especially crucial while staying at home and restrictions remain in place.

So far, during April, we have had some great results and achievements:

  • The Year 8s have tallied up the most hours of activity with a total of 448 hours and 50 minutes. The most active student in Year 8 was Isabella Bruehwiler, with a total of 65 hours and 50 minutes in 27 days. Well done!
  • The Year 7s have clocked up 394 hours and 43 minutes. The most active student in Year 7 was Sienna Gardiner, with a total of 47 hours and 30 minutes over 25 days. Great effort, Sienna!
  • The Year 9s are currently sitting at a total of 96 hours and 34 minutes. Congratulations to Ella Jones, the most active student in Year 9, with a total of 21 hours and 3 mins in 33 days. 

The staff also worked hard to tally up a total of 289 hours and 27 minutes. The most active staff member was Shona Janky, with a total of 68 hours in 30 days. Amazing, Shona!

3 TIPS TO KEEP ACTIVE AT HOME 

Staying active while we're at home can sometimes be a challenge. Here are three ideas to keep motivated and get your 30 minutes of activity each day.

Join an online class  check out your local gym or recreation center to see what videos or courses they have online. There are loads to choose from, and it's an excellent opportunity to try out something new. Also, check out our Get Active Workout videos – there are ten to choose from – from strength to cardio workouts.

Phone a friend – be social while you are active at home. Do a stretching session, stationary bike, online class, or even garden with a friend over a phone or video call. Schedule a regular meeting to encourage each other.

Have a routine – set aside the same time each day to get active and make it part of your routine. If you're working from home now, try using the time you would have spent commuting to work.

There are many benefits of being active:

  • promoting healthy growth and development 
  • helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight 
  • building strong bones and muscles 
  • improving cardiovascular fitness
  • improving balance, coordination, and strength 
  • maintaining and developing flexibility posture
  • helping to establish connections between different parts of the brain
  • improving concentration and thinking skills
  • improving confidence and self-esteem 
  • reliving stress and promoting relaxation
  • improving sleep

So, if you have not joined already, it is not too late. Head to https://www.activeapril.vic.gov.au/ and register today.