Physical Activity

Physical activity is anything that gets you moving, makes your breathing become quicker, and your heart beat faster.

Being active is a great way to help you lead a healthier and happier life. It is important for:

  • healthy growth and development
  • reducing the risk of major illnesses and
  • increasing your chances of living longer.


Initiatives across the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS)

Health is influenced by a range of environmental and social factors. This project involves an audit of physical activity, nutrition and obesity prevention programs across the 13 local government areas in the EMHS catchment area. This will be followed by a network analysis of stakeholders within the system.

The purpose of this project is to create a better understanding of the local physical activity nutrition and obesity prevention system.

From the information gathered points for effective intervention will be identified and changes monitored. This is the first time a project of this kind has been carried out in the Perth metropolitan area.

This project is being conducted in partnership with Curtin University and the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and Cancer Council WA.

Last Updated: 18/01/2024