Improving or maintaining our health and wellbeing is all about making the right lifestyle choices, including the effort we make to stay active and what we choose to eat and drink – so this program is designed to help support a healthy mindset.
Aimed at local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 18 years of age, the Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Program (IHLP) brings together a range of free group fitness programs supporting health and well being for people across fitness levels and life stages.
Getting started in the free IHLP is simple – individuals just need to visit their local GP for an easy and non-evasive Aboriginal Health Check (715), then get in touch with the Moorditj Koort team to register their interest.
So what’s on offer?
Walking Group (Free)
For those looking to put their best foot forward, the IHLP Walking Group offers the chance to meet new people in the local community with free fortnightly sessions highlighting walking as a simple and effective form of exercise.
The many health benefits of walking include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and arthritis; burning calories to better manage weight; reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels; and improved quality of sleep and general energy.
When: 10:00am every second Wednesday
Where: Starts from Kwinana Marketplace (in front of Coles supermarket)
Mums and Bubs (Free)
New mums in the local community can also take baby steps towards a return to physical activity by registering for the IHLP Mums and Bubs Exercise Group– weekly morning sessions bringing mums together for advice and support and introducing positive steps towards more regular physical activity.
When: 10:00am on Tuesday mornings
Where: Champion Lakes
Moorditj Koort Netball (Free)
Local women keen to lift their heart rate a little higher can join all the fun of Moorditj Koort Netball as part of the IHLP – building their skills and staying active in a social environment across courts in Cockburn and Armadale.
When: Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings
Where: Cockburn ARC and Armadale Arena
For more information on IHLP, contact Program Coordinator Imahra Cameron on 6174 7000.
Make sure you also follow the Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Program pages on Facebook and Instagram for regular news and updates.