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Get Active

Find ways to move more so that you can:

  • Maintain good health
  • Manage your weight
  • Reduce your risk of chronic diseases

Learn more about getting active by accessing Australia's Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Adults (18-64 years).

Busy lifestyles can prevent us from regular activity, but we can get creative and sneak some extra energy burning moves into our day.

Aim for:

  • 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • 60-90 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week to lose weight

Start small and gradually work your way up to 60-90 minutes of physical activity. The activity you do should noticeably increase your heart rate. Some examples of moderate intensity activity include brisk walking, dancing, gardening, and active involvement in games and sport with children.

Get sneaky!

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Ride a bike instead of taking the bus.
  • Sit less - walk & talk while you’re on the phone.
  • Think of ways you can slip incidental exercises into your day!
  • Use the Get Healthy activity planner to help plan and keep track of what you do to keep active.

You can get healthy now!

Talk to a Get Healthy Service Health Coach on 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or start your journey here!

For more information including recipes, tips and tools to help you eat better and move more visit healthier.qld.gov.au

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    • 33 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very hard to start but once you do it's too easy and now it's become part of my everyday life."

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    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

  • Photo of Ian


    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable"