We are a national health promotion charity on a mission to improve the health of all Australians and address the burden of disease that is associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. To achieve this we recognise the need for generational change which is why we actively engage Aussies kids to develop their physical literacy and provide them with the skills and motivation to lead active lives.
Movement is vital for life, it develops our sense of self, builds confidence, improves resilience and cognition and reduces our risk of disease. Being active is part of life – we are designed to move.
Plato summed it up well “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these means, man can attain perfection”. His sentiment of movement being integral to life, is exactly what we are about for all.
We deliver programs throughout Australia in urban, rural and remote communities to show the value of movement and create positive experiences in activity. Our work with schools, teachers, parents and carers highlights how they can encourage and nurture children to be active every day, enabling them to reach their full potential.
We also work with practitioners in the fitness industry, through our Physical Activity Australia division, to provide support to the sport and recreation sector and through our networks and advocacy efforts we are bringing physical activity to the forefront of the health agenda in Government, within corporations and in the media.
Everyone has a role to play in an active nation and we invite you to join us in building a foundation for a healthier Australia through the discovery of the power and joy of an active life.