Brimbank Physical Activity Strategy

Brimbank residents are amongst some of the most vulnerable communities to a range of health issues. The Brimbank Physical Activity Strategy is Council’s commitment to support and develop physical activity participation as part of its broader health and wellbeing approach. Physical activity is critical in everyday life to support good overall health and wellbeing. Regular participation in physical activity reduces the risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes and some cancers and is also associated with improved mental health, wellbeing and community connectedness. The negative impact of physical inactivity on life expectancy is similar to those of smoking and obesity. The annual economic cost of physical inactivity in
Australia, including healthcare, productivity and mortality costs, is estimated at $13.8 billion. Brimbank residents are amongst some of the most
vulnerable communities to a range of health issues. The Brimbank community has high levels of obesity and has the second highest rate of diabetes in
Melbourne with Type 2 diabetes twice as prevalent in Brimbank as in Melbourne and Australia.

Format

Report

Geographic Coverage

Victoria

Source

Brimbank City Council