To celebrate Veterans Health week we invite DVA Veterans & Entitled Persons to join us on a Heath and Nutrition education walk around Willows Shopping Centre. The walk will focus on nutrition with pit-stops at various shopping outlets to discuss topics such as:
- Nutrition Label reading
- Calorie counting
- Suggested daily intakes
- Portion sizing
The walk will be a good low-impact workout and a fun social activity that will be guided by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, an Accredited Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Social worker.
Navigating the supermarket to find healthy food choices can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming! Understanding food claims and nutrition labels can help you identify healthy choices that are lower in energy (kJ), saturated and trans-fat, sugar and sodium.
It’s important to enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the 5 core food groups every day. These food groups include; plenty of vegetables of different types and colours, and legumes/beans; fruit; grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties; lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans; milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or their alternatives, mostly reduced fat. And drink plenty of water.
Social group activities like mall walking provides participants the opportunity to socialize with likeminded people to shop for home essentials or personal enjoyment. They provide a non-competitive, sociable and friendly, setting and walkers are typically not judged by their speed, attire, or physique.
Walking the walk
Regular physical activity is important to overall health, and walking is an excellent way to be active. Adults who engage in regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, are at lower risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and depressed mood, compared with inactive adults. Being physically active for 30 minutes every day is achievable and even a slight increase in activity can make a difference to your health and wellbeing.
Why a shopping centre?
Shopping centres are a great place to get out and have a walk – it’s a safe environment with safe walking surfaces, places to rest, convenient
rest rooms, and less traffic.
Places are limited and bookings are essential –
Call 07 4772 1219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.