PilatesITC’s preferred charity http://bluearth.org
PilatesITC has found in Bluearth a charitable foundation that aligns perfectly with our organisational ideals and mission. Today, tomorrow and into the future, the health of our nation and the world will depend upon all of us being more active and leaving behind sedentary habits.
Bluearth is a national health promotion charity on a mission to improve the health of all Australians and address the burden of disease that is associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. To achieve this we recognise the need for generational change which is why we actively engage Aussies kids to develop their physical literacy and provide them with the skills and motivation to lead active lives.
Movement is vital for life, it develops our sense of self, builds confidence, improves resilience and cognition and reduces our risk of disease. Being active is part of life – we are designed to move.
Plato summed it up well “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these means, man can attain perfection”. His sentiment of movement being integral to life, is exactly what we are about for all.
Bluearth delivers programs throughout Australia in urban, rural and remote communities to show the value of movement and create positive experiences in activity. Our work with schools, teachers, parents and carers highlights how they can encourage and nurture children to be active every day, enabling them to reach their full potential.
PilatesITC is working with Bluearth through their ‘Move More, Sit Less’ initiative to promote movement and activity for everyone and provide ways in which we can leave behind sedentary lifestyle habits. Bluearth also works with practitioners in the fitness industry, through our Physical Activity Australia division, to provide support to the sport and recreation sector and through our networks and advocacy efforts we are bringing physical activity to the forefront of the health agenda in Government, within corporations and in the media.
We all need to Move More, Sit Less. Why not start today by visiting the Move More, Sit Less website and taking the Sitting Calculator test! Then you can find all sorts of ideas and nudges to help you add more movement to every day.