THE CHALLENGE now is to incorporate all the little exercise changes you made in April to be part of your routine. Ballarat was one of the state’s most active regions for the Premier's Active April Challenge, a state government initiative encouraging people to commit to 30 minutes of exercise a day for the month. The campaign was about movement, even just playing with your dogs or dancing about the house.
More than 104,000 Victorians signed up to get active – Ballarat tallied 5322 participants, the region ranking fourth in the state.
Sporting and health organisations across Ballarat banded together in a power walk to get more workplaces moving in April to promote the challenge and benefits of being physically active.
Ballarat Olympian Steve Moneghetti, a long-time Active April ambassador, said it was great to see people spending more time out with family and friends. He hoped it would continue.
“It doesn’t matter what we are doing, just that we are out moving and having some fun,” Moneghetti said.