Get fit and healthy for your Valentine


For many people, February is the month when they begin to get slack with their diet and exercise regime, and the promise of “new year, new me!” is long forgotten. Why not make a change this Valentine’s Day

This year,Valentine’s Day on Tuesday February 14 falls during “Australia’s Healthy Weight Week”, a nationwide initiative to inspire Australians to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle.

This is a great time to renew those healthy life new year promises you made and get that body back in shape. Your Valentine will love you for it.

Ipswich Hospital Foundation (IHF) Fit4Life Coordinator Ashton Greaves said she hopes Ipswich residents will help break the Fit4Life Activities weekly attendance record of 500 during Healthy Weight Week.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, half of Australian adults are unhappy with their current weight.

“Exercise is an essential part of your tool box when tackling a healthy weight and Fit4Life sessions have been instrumental in helping many participants achieve this,” Ms Greaves said. “Our low-cost, no contract, professionally run sessions are the perfect way to help achieve your healthy weight so why wait – join our friendly groups!”

The Fit4Life sessions include running, walking, full body fitness, aqua fitness and much more, and won’t cost you more than $5. Bargain!

Suited for all ages and fitness levels, all you need to bring is a towel and water bottle with no bookings required.

Another way to maintain a healthy weight is of course through a balanced diet. If you’re struggling for motivation or ideas, visit the Healthy Weight Week website at

Ran by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia, it provides FREE cookbooks, meal plans and 10 week challenges. Don’t wait any longer – make 2017 your year to maintain a healthy weight and diet!