Get Active Expo encourages healthy living

Date published: 1 February 2018

Townsville residents are encouraged to come to the Get Active Expo on Sunday and join in the push to get healthier.

There is a huge variety of sport, recreation, health, and fitness organisations that will be set up on the day and participants will be able to try different activities on offer.

Councillor Maurie Soars said the expo is a great way to get the community involved in sports and exercise.

“The Get Active Expo showcases all the options residents have for being active,” Cr Soars said.

“It’s no secret that obesity rates in Townsville are rising and Council wants to do its part in promoting healthy lifestyles.

“We have an abundance of organisations in Townsville that promote healthy wellbeing and I really encourage the community to take advantage of having them all on show in the one space.

“Joining a club can help keep you motivated as there is a level of accountability- you get to know other members and everyone is pushing you to meet the next target, or score the next point.”

The Get Active Expo is on at Townsville Stadium starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm.