There are many benefits to being active—no matter what your age. Why not start today?
How to get active
- Get Active Queensland—tips for kids, teenagers, families, seniors, men and women, and people with disability.
- Seniors—as a mature-aged person, you can continue to be involved in activities and lead a healthy lifestyle.
- People with disability—there are programs and activities that encourage people with disability to get involved in sport and physical activity.
- Indigenous people—how Indigenous communities can take part in health and recreation.
- Queensland Recreation Centres—offers safe and exciting participation in outdoor recreation including quality accommodation, facilities, activity programs and delicious healthy catering; located on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts
- Heart Foundation walking—be part of a community-based walking program that aims to increase your participation in regular and enjoyable physical activity.
- Join a club—become a member of a sport or recreation club to stay fit, have fun and make new friends.
- Your local council may have activities that you can be involved in.
Active Queensland Adult Participation Survey 2015
The 2015 Active Queensland Survey report (PDF, 2.43MB) is the first real snapshot of the levels of physical activity undertaken by Queensland adults, with just over 7200 respondents across the State. The aim of the survey was to collect robust data at a Queensland regional level and ensure Queensland Government’s policy, program development and planning for sport and recreation participation align with the needs of Queenslanders.
Interestingly, the survey results indicated that three quarters (75%) of Queensland adults participated in sport, exercise and recreation in the past 12 months and almost two-thirds (63%) are identified as high frequency participants who are physically active at least once a week. This includes 21% who reported that they undertake physical activity at least once a day. One quarter (25%) of respondents reported that they had not participated in any sport, exercise and recreation in the last 12 months.
The research also found that Queensland adults participate in a wide range of physical activities with more respondents reporting participation in active recreational activities (e.g. walking, cycling, swimming) than in traditional organised sport (e.g. football, tennis).