While they get ready to take steps towards another healthy activity, the members of the Happy Feet Walking group say they would love to see more people, particularly men, get regular exercise.
When you speak to the male members of the group you get the urge to go find your walking shoes and go for a walk.
They don't preach and don't claim they are better than everyone else because they exercise.
You do see and hear why this group is called Happy Feet and they are the perfect people to talk about Men's Health Week, which started on Monday June 10.
George Dennis, Cam Turinui, Cliff Workman and Tony Gerzanics, one of the Happy Feet coordinators, say the health benefits from regular exercise are huge.
Cliff said he walks every day - be it with Happy Feet or when he is out playing golf.
"I walk about three kilometres on the golf course because I don't hit the ball straight all the time," Cliff said.
Cliff said walking helps him maintain a healthy body weight and he also gets to socialise with many great people.
Cam has also made many friends and maintained a healthy fitness level since he joined the group after moving down from Sydney.
"I moved down here in November, had all this spare time and I thought 'I have to do something for my health'," Cam said.
"We go for a walk in the morning and I really enjoy it."
George has been a Happy Feet walker for about three years and his health has definitely improved.
"I had open heart surgery about 10 years ago and I had a valve replaced. I started walking around Sydney to keep fit and when we moved here we started walking around the streets and then found this group (Happy Feet)," he said.
George said he got both physical and mental health benefits from being Happy Feet member.
"We also just have a bit of a laugh together and that is one of the important things," George said.
George said people walk at their own pace and enjoy a nice catch up with their friends.
Tony pointed to his head and heart while explaining why he is part of the Happy Feet Walking group.
"I am now okay here (head) and here (heart) from getting regular exercise," he said.
He urged men not to feel embarrassed about joining a welcoming group like Happy Feet.
"It (men being embarrassed about joining health groups) should not be like that," Tony said.
Tony's weight, before he joined the then newly formed Happy Feet in 2009, ballooned to 92 kilograms and he now around 12 kilograms lighter.
Tony also had some heart issue and now is much healthier.
Details of the weekly walk program are available every week in the Times or by contacting Tony or Dorothy on 4455 6162 or 0477 463 270.
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What the Heart Foundation says
The Heart Foundation, wants to remind men and boys to make healthy lifestyle choices not only during Men's Health Week but all year round.
Heart Foundation CEO NSW, Kerry Doyle, said heart disease is responsible for nearly 13 per cent of deaths in Australian men.
"The theme of this year's Men's Health Week is keeping boys and men healthy. We're focusing on what males of any age can do to minimise their risk of developing heart problems later in life," Ms Doyle said.
"We're urging men to be good role models for their loved ones.
"We know that children tend to tag along for the ride when a parent makes an effort to live a healthier lifestyle."
One of the National Heart Foundation's flagship programs, Heart Foundation Walking, is getting involved in Men's Health Week.
They are encouraging existing walkers to 'bring a bloke' along to a walk or download the Heart Foundation Walking app. Males who register between 10 and 30 June will go into the draw to win a prize.
"Over 30 per cent of men in Australia have high cholesterol and almost 75 per cent are overweight or obese. One-quarter of males have high to severe blood pressure levels. Walking is a great way for men to reduce these risk factors," Ms Doyle said.
Steps we can take to reduce the risk of developing heart disease
Get a heart health check. A new Medicare-funded heart health check is available to all Australians. If you're over 45, or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 30, arrange one today. Your doctor will look at a range of factors about your heart health and help you devise a plan to stay well.
Be more active more often. More than 81 per cent of Australian men do not meet physical activity guidelines. You should be active on most days of the week, and preferably all, aiming for at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
Eat a heart-healthy diet. A healthy eating pattern doesn't focus on one type of food or one particular nutrient. Heart-healthy eating relies on a combination of foods, chosen regularly, over time. A good pattern gives us food that is low in saturated and trans fats, salt and added sugar, and rich in wholegrains, fibre, antioxidants and unsaturated fats.
Quit smoking. Smoking is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, not to mention a host of other health problems. Take action now to quit.