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Mossman Gorge football players role models for healthy lifestyles

Date posted: 6 January 2014

Mossman Gorge football players recently completed a 10 week Healthy Lifestyle nutrition and fitness program that promoted and encouraged healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and physical activity.

A presentation ceremony was held Friday December 13, at the Mossman Gorge Wellbeing Centre to award the 40 male and female participants of the program.

Coordinated by Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the program is designed to teach players about the benefits of good nutrition and regular exercise and help build and improve people’s fitness, agility, physical health, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Apunipima Healthy Lifestyle Worker (Tobacco) Margaret Ross-Kelly, who coordinated the program, said participants learned that combining health eating with regular exercise was a recipe for good health. 'With nearly half the men and around two thirds of the women in Mossman Gorge being overweight, these footy players are role models – by participating in this program they have demonstrated a commitment to their own health and the health of their community.'

Source: Apunipima Cape York Health Council


Last updated: 6 January 2014
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