Storm to encourage Victorians to get active with VicHealth’s TeamUp

For the third successive year, Melbourne Storm and VicHealth’s TeamUp have joined forces to get more Victorians moving.

VicHealth’s TeamUp is a free smartphone app and website that makes it easier for people to increase their physical activity by connecting them with others in their community.

Storm will continue to work with VicHealth to encourage fans to get active by using the TeamUp app to find physical activities in their local area.

Melbourne Storm Commercial Director Ben Dunn said the Club was proud of the ongoing partnership with VicHealth.

"The objectives of VicHealth are common to the community goals of Melbourne Storm and together we hope to not only inspire but enable our members and fans to make healthy choices and improve their wellbeing," Dunn said.

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“The focus this year is very much on helping our fans engage with VicHealth’sTeamUp.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter thanked Melbourne Storm for their support, saying TeamUp’s ongoing association with the Club would inspire people across the state to get active.

"In our busy lives, there are many barriers preventing Victorians, particularly women, from exercising – be it time, access to transport, cost, or not having someone to exercise with. VicHealth’s TeamUp app is basically a social network for getting active. It helps people find their motivation and links them with opportunities that suit their lifestyle. The app also helps address rising obesity levels in Victoria where nearly two-thirds of the population are overweight or obese."

Ms Rechter said regular physical activity was important for everyone.

"The health benefits go beyond physical health. Physical activity also contributes to reducing depression, stress and anxiety. Teaming up with others is a fun and social way for people to take control of their health and wellbeing and connect with like-minded people in their community."

VicHealth's TeamUp app is free, easy to navigate, and users can create their own activities at the click of a button. You can download the TeamUp app online here.

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