10 free, healthy activities in Toowoomba

Tree in Autumn, East Creek, ToowoombaSo you’re one of those lucky people who live in Toowoomba… and maybe you’ve been reading some of our recent articles about the benefits of exercise – like that exercise is good for brain neuroplasticity, or that exercise can help prevent dementia. Now you want to get outdoors and do something healthy, right?

One of the reasons you’re lucky to be living in Toowoomba is that there are so many opportunities in this area to be active. Here are a few ideas to get you started – 10 free and healthy things you can do in Toowoomba:

  1. Cycling at Toowoomba cycling criterium track: free public access unless pre-booked for an event
  2. West Creek fitness trail
  3. Scenic bike rides: Where to cycle – Toowoomba Regional Council
  4. Scenic walks: Where to walk – Toowoomba Regional Council
  5. Walk your dog at an off-leash park
  6. Walk, picnic or play at one of Toowoomba’s many, many great parks
  7. Play a game with friends at one of Toowoomba’s outdoor sport fields
  8. Scooter or skate at a skate park: Hillview Avenue Park; Wine Drive Park; Harlaxton Park; Andrew’s Street; Chalk Drive; Lake Annand; Captain Cook Reserve
  9. Take a stroll and check out the bird life at the Toowoomba water bird habitat
  10. Take a historic walk, getting fit and learning about Toowoomba’s history at the same time

For more details on walking and cycling trails and different areas of interest, the Toowoomba Pathway brochure is a great resource from the council.

This is only scratching the surface of things available to do in Toowoomba. We would love to expand this to a series, including low-cost activities in the future. So if you are in Toowoomba, or know Toowoomba well, please add your favourite activities in the comments.

About Felicia McQueen

Felicia McQueen is a Clinical Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist. She holds a bachelor degree in Applied Science with majors in Nutrition and Dietetics as well as Exercise Science. She has completed postgraduate studies in motor control and neuroscience and was awarded First Class Honours for her research in this field. She has also completed a Diploma of Specialised Bowen Therapy. Prior to entering private practice, Felicia has worked as an Injury Management Advisor; a Research Assistant; and Health Sciences lecturer and tutor across Swinburne TAFE, QUT and Deakin universities. Felicia adopts an integrated health approach to wellness, believing optimal health and wellness requires harmony of mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and achieves this through providing a multidisciplinary approach tailored to individual client needs. If you would like to work with Felicia to achieve your health goals, please contact us to arrange your appointment.

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