Find the right exercise for you

This page lists some ideas about where you can go for more information and help to get physically active.

Your General Practitioner can advise you on what type and level of physical activity is best for you. They can write you a physical activity prescription and provide regular follow up to help you maintain your program. Or they can refer you to a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist or other professional if you need specialist help.

Your Local Council can provide information about sporting clubs, exercise programs and other facilities available in your local area.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing website has a range of information and resources related to physical activity. You can:

The Heart Foundation website has a range of information and resources related to physical activity. You can:

  • find out where your nearest Heart Foundation Walking Group is or how to start one yourself
  • find out about the Heartmoves Physical Activity program
  • find information about special events such as Walk to Work Day

Australia On the Move (OzOM) is a project aimed at improving the health and quality of life of Australians by promoting and supporting active lifestyles and healthy eating. OzOM’s main goal is to help people to take small changes towards a healthy life.

The 10,000 Steps Program engages individuals, professionals and communities in the promotion of physical activity. It encourages everyone to take 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 Steps has thousands of registered members who utilise the interactive features of the website and hundreds of registered providers from a wide range of health professions.

Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for questions, information, advice.


Your Brain Matters was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund from July 2012 to June 2015.



Dementia Australia would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians and carers of the country of Australia.