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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Community walks encourage good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle

Date posted: 15 August 2012

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi's Healthy community healthy life project is encouraging physical activity, good nutrition, and the importance of health checks though a series of walks around communities.

Based in the Western Desert communities around Alice Springs (Kintore, Papunya, Mt Liebig, Haasts Bluff and Ikuntji), the initial walks are short and take participants out to the bush for hunting and gathering food. The walks are used to transfer traditional knowledge about good health practices between community Elders and younger generations in Western Desert communities.

The series of short walks recently culminated in two long walks, over nine days, where participants walked traditional tjukurrpa (Dreaming) routes, camped and cooked healthy tucker.

Source: Live Longer!


Last updated: 15 August 2012
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