Link shows regular exercise is the best medicine

Jessica Matta, Jess Davies, Amy Hold, Nadia Bischof, Laura Bainbridge and Elinor Birch are taking part in the Community Campus Dash fun run. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d406957
Jessica Matta, Jess Davies, Amy Hold, Nadia Bischof, Laura Bainbridge and Elinor Birch are taking part in the Community Campus Dash fun run. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d406957

The dash will also help ECU’s Health and Wellness Institute continue its world leading research into using exercise to treat chronic disease.

The fun run has a course to suit fitness levels, with 8km, 4km and 2km circuits around ECU’s Joondalup campus.

Exercise and Sports Science Professor Rob Newton encouraged people to sign up for the run to improve their fitness and support the institute’s work.

‘Exercise is the most powerful medicine currently known. It can reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases,’ he said.

‘Our studies have found that tailored exercise programs can cut the mortality rate for breast cancer by 50 per cent and prostate cancer by up to 60 per cent.’

Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be prizes for best-dressed teams and individuals.

Entries are open until October 9 at 5pm.

Start times are 9am for the 8km course, 9.15am for 4km and 9.35am for the 2km. Registration is open from 7.15am to 8.30am.

For details or to register, visit www.ecu.edu.au/alumni/ events