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Health and Wellbeing

16 Apr 2013

What’s your Tan Time?

Almost everyone that has ever lived in Melbourne has a “Tan Time”. If you don’t it’s about time you went out and got one.

What’s so special about the Tan? It is a world-class running track located centrally adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD with fantastic accessibility by foot, bike, car and public transport. Furthermore the amazing scenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens that makes the pain of a gut-wrenching run almost bearable. So what’s a good time for the Tan? Well the fastest

ever recorded time by a male was 10 minutes and 8 seconds and the fastest female time was 11 minutes and 57 seconds. So it’s safe to say we can work backwards from those times.

To walk the 3.82km course can take close to 40 minutes, whereas a runner starting out on a fitness campaign can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes. For your more experienced runners you will start hitting the 15 minutes mark, right through to the gun runners who can push under 12 minutes.

It’s time to get Active Melbourne!

Have you ever sat at your desk and tried to proof-read a piece of work you were constructing for hours, only to be told by a passing colleague that you have made an extremely obvious mistake?

There is great truth to the notion that it is extremely advantageous to have a fresh set of eyes proof read your work, whatever your occupation may be. By doing this you can potentially reduce the numbers of mistakes you might have made or even provide you with a different perspective in for presenting the material you have collated.

Alternatively by getting out from behind your desk and becoming active, you will find when you return to your own desk, that even you can become a fresh set of eyes for your own work. Having taken your eyes away from your computer screen, you will be amazed by the attention to detail your fresh mind can achieve upon your return. It might be as

simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator on your way into or out of the office or as rewarding as participating in a corporate sports series.

Fitness in the Square

Fitness in the Square is a fantastic community event which provides free Zumba classes at Federation Square. These classes will be held on April 17 and 24 during lunchtime from 1.00pm – 1.45pm. These sessions are led by a qualified Zumba instructor and are guaranteed to provide a refreshing way to break up your working week.  

The Zumba revelation that has spread worldwide is due to the fact that Zumba is an exercise class that anyone can enjoy regardless of prior experience, age or fitness levels. Zumba can be described as a program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program.

To register for event information and updates please visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/amcs or email mcs@ymca.org.au for any assistance.

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