News>Improving health as easy as a walk in the park
To celebrate World Wetlands Day on Tuesday 2 February 2012 the Heart Foundation, Bushwalking Victoria and Kingston City Council are offering two guided walks in Braeside Park.
|The park features a substantial wetlands area, where walkers can enjoy the unique plant and animal life that thrives in wetland settings, especially the bird life. |
WHAT: Green Walks in the Park
An initiative of the Heart Foundation and Bushwalking Victoria, Green Walks aims to get more people walking, more often, and in more local parks.
Two walks available – Walk 1 approx 45 mins / Walk 2 approx 60 mins
WHEN: Thursday 2 February 2012
10am registration / 10.15am walks depart
WHERE: Braeside Park – Lower Dandenong Road - Braeside (Melway 88 D8)
Registration outside Visitor Centre (Enter via Car Park 10)
The walks are free, guided and suitable for all ages.It’s a fun and active way to spend time with family and friends in parklands and open spaces. Walking in green spaces - especially with others - is relaxing, healthy, and a great social outing.
For heart health the Heart Foundation recommends participating in physical activity, like brisk walking, for at least 30 minutes a day on most, or preferably all, days of the week. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day provides a range health benefits including maintaining healthy weight, increased fitness and strength, and improved self-esteem and mental health.
Green Walks in the Park is funded by Parks Victoria and ‘Go for your life’.
To discover what is happening in your local park, visit the Active Living section of the Heart Foundation website www.heartfoundation.org.auor call 9321 1515.