The pandemic has already taught us many lessons and it will continue to, as we navigate a post-COVID world. A key learning, and one well overdue, is the importance of exercise for physical health and mental wellbeing.
An increased awareness now is a strong preventative health investment and will generate considerable and ongoing cost savings to the taxpayer through an overall improvement in the community’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Better community health provides a range of economic benefits. Importantly, it can provide the opportunities and freedom to lead more active, healthy and productive lives. Improvements in community health radiate out to the rest of the economy by reducing health care costs, improving mental health, enhancing workforce productivity and increasing the amount of labour available.