AUSactive launch its ‘Fit for Office’ campaign at Parliament House in Canberra today, putting Federal MPs and their staff through their paces.
More than 14 Federal parliamentary members and 70 of their staff have so far signed up for the four-week friendly challenge from 25 September to 22 October to encourage Aussies to be active more often and raise awareness of the importance of regular physical activity.
AUSactive’s aim is to tackle Australia’s inactivity and health crisis and relieve the economic burden on the healthcare system.
The MPs and their teams’ efforts will be measured via wearable Myzone heart rate monitors to track their physical activity, with results shown on a group leader board.
AUSactive would like to thank the MP’s who attended and made extremely valuable contributions to the discussion about improving the health of the nation through physical activity:
- Dr Helen Haines, who led the launch, Independent Member for Indi
- Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Shadow Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport and MP for Renmark (SA)
- Allegra Spender, Member for Wentworth
- Senator David Pocock, former Australian Rugby Union player and the first Independent Senator for the ACT
- Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, Assistant Minister for Employment & Federal Member for Fenner
- Hon Melissa McIntosh Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
- Dorinda Cox, Senator for Western Australia
Get your local MP involved and share your workouts on social media with #fitforoffice and tag your local Federal Politician!
You can find your local Federal Member HERE
You can also write to your local member and ask them to participate in the campaign using this template letter: HERE