David Southwick MP Kicks Off Active April!

On Sunday 30 March, Member for Caulfield David Southwick MP launched Premier Denis Napthine’s Active April program with a walk around Caulfield Park with friends and locals to support the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

All participants who joined David gave a gold coin donation to one of three local charities and organisations; Glen Eira College, Maccabi Victoria or the Mirabel Foundation.

Active April aims to encourage Victorians to participate in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of April. The 30 minutes of activity can be made up of any sort of physical activity, including incidental activity. Participants can also accumulate the 30 minutes (or more) throughout the day by combining a few shorter sessions of activity around 10 to 15 minutes each.

At the end of Active April participants will be asked to complete a short survey and will be eligible for over $10,000 worth of prizes.

“The Premier’s program to get Victorians more active more often is a fantastic initiative.” Mr Southwick said.

“I encourage all local residents to do a bit of exercise each day, whether it’s walking the dog, yoga, hitting the gym, or perhaps kicking the footy.

“I look forward to taking part in the Active April challenge and will be posting a daily update on my Facebook page and twitter and would love you to join me!” He added.

In 2014, every Premier’s Active April participant will also receive 15% off at Rebel Sport, one free child pass to National Sports Museum, MCG Tour, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, one hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve as well as chances to win other great prizes including 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final tickets, bikes and sporting equipment.

The Premier’s Active April campaign has been running successfully for the past five years with more than 83,000 Victorians participating last year.

To be a part of the Premier’s Active April, all participants need to do is register at https://app.activeapril.vic.gov.au/register/ between January 26 and April 30, 2014.

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