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Health and Wellbeing

17 Sep 2013

Ride2Work Day

Residents and workers of Southbank, you are in luck. You have the choice of two fantastic venues for the upcoming Ride2Work day, set for Wednesday, October 16.

These two events include the Ride2Work Community Breakfast Docklands at 800 Bourke St, Docklands and the Ride2Work Day at Federation Square.

So what are the benefits of riding to work?

Three hours of bike riding a week reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by 50 per cent;

Every bicycle km ridden saves society 25 cents, every car km driven costs society 16 cents;

The health risk of inactivity is 20 times greater than the risk posed by a potential accident on a bike;

Women who ride their bicycle 30+ minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer; and

63 per cent of people who rode to work for the first time in 2011 reported that they were now riding to work more than once per week.

For more information about the range of freebies, give-aways and entertainment available on the day visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/amcs. So get riding and start enjoying the numerous benefits.

Find your inner zen at Federation Square

Escape the stress and busyness of life and discover the peace of meditation for yourself at these free lunchtime classes. Your guide, Buddhist Monk Gen Dornying, is the resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

This is a perfect opportunity to break up your busy week and find that “me time” that many of us struggle to find.

Where: The Atrium

When: Every Tuesday, 12.30pm – 1pm

Price: Free – no bookings required

Visit www.fedsquare.com/events lunchtime-meditation/

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Looking to get involved with a sport that offers something completely different? A sport that combines a multitude of unique movements and techniques?

Well then you must look into this fantastic opportunity.  The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club based in Docklands is offering free trial sessions to anyone who might be interested in the giving the sport a go.  

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the type of martial art where you can go at your own pace. It can be a considerable work out if you push yourself or a light workout if you slow the pace and focus on technique.  

Visit www.docklandsbjj.com.au for more information.

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