Author: VicHealth, a Victorian Government Agency that works with experts, evidence and research in health promotion Last updated: 12 Jun, 2020

VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria podcast is all about women who are giving it a go without judgement

This week, we meet Natalie who feels a sense of relief when she gets active. 

Episode 7: Natalie

Natalie has lived in rural Victoria all her life. Being kilometres away from the closest neighbour, to over 30 minutes away from town, the tyranny of distance can have big impacts on physical and mental wellbeing. 

Since moving to Manangatang in Northern Victoria, Natalie has used physical activity as a way to bring women of all ages together.

 

"I find exercise is a mental release...it's now more for mental health and keeps me motivated.”

 

The birth of her first child 15 years ago left Natalie feeling quite isolated and craving human interaction. What started as a walking group has evolved into a social group that not only get active together, but has built a strong community despite being kilometres apart. 

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This Girl Can ambassador Natalie doing a water aerobics class

 

Catch up on the previous episodes

In Episode 6 we met Natasha, a ‘body positive’ personal trainer who sees being physically active as key to living a happy life. Learn how Natasha empowers and inspires her clients to move and celebrate what their bodies can achieve rather than how they look. 

Listen to the previous episodes by searching for This Girl Can – Victoria wherever you’re listening to podcasts.  

Transcript

For a full transcript of the podcast, click here.