Studies have shown that even moderate physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, reduces the urge to smoke. Withdrawal symptoms and cravings for cigarettes decrease during exercise and for as long as 50 minutes afterwards.
Since late 2017, the Tackling Tobacco team have worked closely with Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council to coordinate the fitness and information sessions in North Adelaide and Elizabeth. The program has run every Wednesday 11am-2pm and Friday from 12pm to 3pm at 2x Aqua dome locations and gives Aboriginal community and clients in the Northern area the opportunity to participate in gym, boxing and an aqua aerobics class. We have the pleasure to have Commonwealth gold medalist Tanya as the gym and aquatic instructor for the Wednesday program at North Adelaide.
This has also been a great way for our Tackling Tobacco staff to get to know our community and provide additional support to participants who are thinking about giving up the smokes. Exercise is a great engagement tool and providing a fun, active and healthy environment has been great for both our team and participants.
The Aqua dome program is currently running every Wednesday from 11am – 2pm at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre and every Friday at the Elizabeth location from 12pm to 3pm. If you are interested in participating all you have to do is come along and register. Simple as that.
Please let us know if you are interested and feel free to contact us directly at (08) 8169 7200
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