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Sporting legend’s thoughts on health

This years’ Yaralla Festival was a celebration of the warmer weather and outdoor activities that come with Spring. Read on to find out which sporting legend we spoke to on the day about what it means to be healthy.

Sporting legend’s thoughts on health - John Skandalis

As the weather warms up, now is a great time to re-set healthy habits for ourselves and for our families.

Our Healthy Families Healthy Children team caught up with Wests Tigers great John Skandalis (known as Skando) at the Yaralla Festival to talk about what being healthy means to him.

“I think it’s about being active. Getting out and enjoying the sunshine as much as you can, especially now it’s starting to warm up.”

“I try to get a fitness session in every morning. Even if it’s only 10 or 20 minutes, I feel like I’ve done something good to start my day.”

The rugby league hero says diet plays a big role as well. “The healthier you eat, the better you feel. So, aim to eat a nice healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veggies.”

When it comes to our kids, Skando says being active or playing sport lays a good foundation.  “Being active and fit will teach you a good lifestyle and help set healthy habits for the future.”

Importantly, he says it’s ok to spoil yourself sometimes too.

“If you’re going to put all that hard work into staying healthy, you’ve also got to reward yourself. I think that’s very important, not just for physical health but for mental health as well."

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