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Healthy Darwin

Whether the weather agrees or not - the Dry season is on its way - which means it’s time to come out from hibernation and get out and about.

The City of Darwin’s Healthy Darwin program is back for 2019, with a huge range of activities to help locals and newcomers lead a healthier lifestyle.

Recreation services officer Claire Dandie says there are three different programs, each with a huge range of classes and workshops to get involved with.

“‘Get Moving’ is our group of physical activities,” she says.

“We’ve got things like boot camp, squash and disability dance and drama.

“We’ve also got our ‘Be Informed’ program, which are our workshop events. In the past we’ve had our cooking and gardening programs, and workshops about bike skills and clean living in the tropics.

“And finally we’ve got ‘Stay Connected’ which focuses on the community events we support.”

Dandie says the program has been running on and off since 2011, with well-documented benefits to the community.

“There’s the physical health benefits, social interaction, mental and emotional wellbeing and it’s good to just find out what’s going on in Darwin,” she says.

“It’s a great program for people who are new to Darwin. We’ve got such a transient population so it’s a great way to connect with the community.”



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