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Living Well

Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices in the Salisbury community, via healthy eating and exercise.

The City of Salisbury is committed to helping its residents lead a healthy and active lifestyle. This Living Well in the Living City site aims to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity and wellbeing for adults as well as showing you where you can take part in activities at a council facility. Council works alongside a number of healthcare providers based in the city to deliver & promote a range of programs and activities which support healthy lifestyle choices and behaviours.

So what does this mean for you?

Have you talked about becoming fitter and healthier? Have you or your doctor talked about the need to make some lifestyle changes? Not sure where to start?

The City of Salisbury through it's community centres & recreation centres has many affordable health & wellbeing programs for adults.                                                                                       

They include individual and group activities, formal and informal groups, such as Heart Foundation Walking groups, Cycle Salisbury social rides and various fitness programs. There is also healthy eating and cooking classes, guest speakers on health and lifestyle topics and a whole lot more!

These programs are designed to get you moving and motivated to create a happier, healthier you. Opportunities are available across the whole city at council Recreation Centres and Community Centres.

 

What do we mean by Wellbeing or Wellness?

There are seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional,  intellectual, vocational, environmental and spiritual (in no particular order). We need to be doing something positive in each area to benefit our overall Wellbeing. 

Download the list of examples under each wellness dimension for you to have a look at to see whether any resonate with you. If some do. why not give them a try! I would be interested in hearing what people think of these examples and to forward on some additional (local) suggestions.

You could also try to come up with some of your own. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bounded), use ‘I will’ statements and select goals that have value and meaning to you.

 '10 things older adults - or anyone! - can do to lead healthier lives.

The CEO at the International Council on Active Ageing Colin Milner shared some simple tips in his article '10 things older adults - or anyone! - can do to lead healthier lives.'  To read the article, please click here.

For More Information

Jim Binder
Coordinator - Wellbeing Programs
Ph : 8406 8251 Mob: 0401 984 767
jbinder@salisbury.sa.gov.au