Why fitness?

Being physically fit and healthy can protect against depression and reduce your risk of contracting serious illnesses. Even moderate amounts of regular physical activity can help make you fitter, which reduces your risk of developing chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Exercise can be as effective as medication for treating depression and anxiety.

Your CBHS membership can help you get fit and stay fit.

Statistics

9,500,000

More than 9.5 million Australians are either inactive or have low levels of physical activity.

12%

Only one in 10 children aged 5-12 and only 2% of young people aged 13-17 meet both physical activity and sedentary screen-based behavior guidelines.

15%

Only 15% of adults meet both the physical activity and muscle strengthening activity guidelines.

1

The number one recreational sport in Australia is walking.