From Director of Student Wellbeing, Matthew Porter
Men’s Health Week – 12-18 June 2017
Waverley College is supporting Men’s Health Week in its aim to improve the health of men in our community. This year’s theme “HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND: KEEPING THE BALANCE” explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. The event will engage our students and their fathers in a healthy activity overlooking the ocean.
The session will be held on Thursday 15 June at 7am (sharp) on the sand in front of the main Life Guard Tower on Bondi Beach. The event is open to Waverley College fathers (or male role-models) and their sons. Places are strictly limited by Waverley Council to 100 people. Please be sure to bring along a yoga mat or towel. Students MUST wear full PE uniform to this event (no other sport uniform items are acceptable). Fathers should wear clothing that is comfortable for moving and stretching. This is a free event but you MUST register to attend as numbers are limited.
At the conclusion of the session, students will walk together back to the College where free fruit will be available for all participants.
Throughout the week a variety of additional activities will be available to promote health, wellness and positive social connections for our students.
The Good News
We are living in an environment where being unhealthy has become normal. Over half of adults and more than one in five children in NSW are overweight or obese, increasing their risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes later in life. The good news? It’s never too late to make a change for yourself or your family. Small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference. We need to change normal. We need to make healthy normal.
Find out more about making healthy normal at: https://www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au/?gclid=CMDI4bf4m9QCFd0GKgodi_kNmQ