HOBART based gym Feel Good Female Fitness encouraged the community to walk to work and stay active on Friday 4 October as part of the Pedestrian Council of Australia’s community event, the 2019 Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day.
With one Australian diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every eight minutes, the event aimed to encourage employees and employers to build regular walking into their daily routine.
Feel Good Female Fitness jumped on board by supporting the cause and promoting more people in Hobart to get physically active.
“Anything that supports people becoming more active and benefits their physical activity, which then rolls onto their whole wellbeing, is something that we get behind,” Feel Good Female Fitness owner Elizabeth Luck said.
“There are so many benefits to walking, and being physically active helps reduce the risk factors associated with diabetes.
“By just being in nature or getting out on the street there is so much to look at and engage all your senses, and you’re getting some physical activity at the same time.”
Ms Luck encouraged members of the club to be more active and not neglect the benefits of incorporating walking into their week.
“In an office building you can take the stairs rather than the lift or you can go for a walk around the block on your lunch break,” Ms Luck said.
“Get outside and do any bit of extra activity that you can fit in – it will all make a difference over your week.”
Caption: From left, Feel Good Female Fitness employee Hannah Moon and owner Elizabeth Luck.