Healthy and Active in Wyndham

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To support your child’s health and wellbeing, it is important to encourage your child/children to participate in active play. Parents are great role models, and your participation in being active and playing with your children is a great way to help them be active and healthy.

 Note: consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program.

Below are some great ways for both young children and parents to get more active.

Activity Details Website
Postnatal Exercise is important to restoring mothers’
health and fitness. This website has some good information
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/postnatal-exercise
Playgrounds, parks and reserves are great places for
children and parents to play
http://wyndev.com.au/mywyndham/
Mums and bubs classes or separate children’s and adult
programs (e.g. dance classes, yoga or pilates) are available at community
centres and via private centres
http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/community/comcentres
Swimming and water play is great exercise and a lot of
fun for both kids and parents. Children can start swimming lessons from 6 months
of age
http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/community/healthyandactive/sportsandleisurefacilities
Play groups are active and social for kids and parents http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/residents/earlyyearsandyouth/playgroups
Some sports are tailored to young children (e.g.
gymnastics) and most are available to adults
http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/aboutwyndham/pubmedia/community_directory/sport__recreation
Walking/Cycling groups can be a great way to socialise,
make new friends and get some exercise all at the same time
http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/walkingrps
and http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/cycling_bike_user_groups
Heart moves is a fully accessible gentle exercise program for all http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/heartmoves
Gyms are a great way for parents to get fit in an
indoor environment
http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/fitness_centres
For those who prefer the great outdoors, why not check
out Wyndham’s many walk and bike paths
http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/trails
Or if you have a dog, the dog off lead areas http://www.experiencewyndham.com.au/leisure__recreation/offlead