Walking Tracks

Walking is Victoria’s most popular recreational activity. Whether you walk for exercise or enjoyment, its low cost, accessibility, and ability to do it alone or with others, makes it the perfect step in the right direction for a healthy lifestyle.

Walking is one of the most important things you can do for your mental and physical well being.  So what are you waiting for - take a walk in Monash!

Walking Tracks

Strategy

Victoria Walks

Benefits of Walking

What to wear?

Warming up/cooling down and stretching

Remember to take and DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, before, during and after exercise, particularly on hot days or when you feel dehydrated.

Walking with someone is safer than walking on your own. Encourage family, friends or a neighbour to join you.

New walkers are advised to consult their doctor should they have any health concerns prior to embarking on a new walking program.

Walking Tracks

Strategy

The strategy considers opportunities to better cater for the needs of all people who use pathways including people in wheelchairs, parents/carers with prams, young children on scooters, as well as cyclists and walkers.

Please read: Monash Walking and Cycling Strategy (PDF, 2MB)

Victoria Walks

Victoria Walks vision is for vibrant, supportive and strong neighbourhoods and communities where people can and do choose to walk wherever possible.

Website: www.victoriawalks.org.au

Victoria Walks is funded through VicHealth – The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Benefits of Walking

Monash offers local parks, bushland areas and reserves for our residents to enjoy the sights, physical and psychological benefits of walking.

New physical activity guidelines suggest we should aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

Walking can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and fitness.

What to wear?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is lightweight and offers sun protection.

Light coloured clothing that is reflective or safe at night is important to be seen by others on the street or roads.

Shoes should be well fitted, strong, and flexible with cushioning and low heels.

Remember to keep warm during cooler weather, and wear hats, sunglasses and sunscreen in warm weather.

There is no bad weather for walking only bad clothing!

Warming up/Cooling down and stretching

You should warm up before you exercise to introduce the body gradually to the exercise ahead. At the end remember to cool down to bring your body back to its resting state.

Stretching is important to reduce strain on your muscles. Dynamic stretching should be done as you warm up and static stretches completed as you cool down.

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Last updated: 11 October 2016