Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
It’s important to young Australians to be able to walk and feel safe while doing so.
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The benefits of walking are widely promoted, but most Australian communities still aren't walker-friendly. Young people, who rely heavily on walking to get around, are clear about what has to change.
A man taking stairs at Washington-Dulles International Airport in 2013.
Dropping old, bad habits is hard, but starting new, good ones may not be so difficult. Or so a recent study suggests. Read how a simple sign at an airport made a difference.
In Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, just over a third of dwellings are within 400 metres of a public transport stop with services every 30 minutes, but the proportions are much lower in other cities.
Governments, developers and urban planners all aspire to create liveable cities. Yet when it comes to Australian cities, the rhetoric and reality don’t quite match.
Staying physically active can play a big part in ageing well – and a well-designed neighbourhood helps with that.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
If you start running the same distance every day you’ll increase your base level of fitness, but you’ll plateau after a while.
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here's how you can improve the gains from your training.
We make judgements of people by the way they move, even when we can’t see their facial features.
The way people move can give us a heads up on their mood or intention: it's called biological motion. Technology called 'point light displays' is helping narrow down what unique movements imply.
Walking is free, easy and can get you from A to B - but does it “count” in terms of how much exercise we need?
Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
Sitting affects our glucose levels, which affects our brain.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
Latching springs provide a boost.
Yun Seong Song et al (2017)
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
The Airds Bradbury residential development has open spaces but these lack the amenities of public parks.
New research shows many good intentions for creating urban environments that promote good health were not carried through. The solutions start with engaging more closely with residents themselves.
A stroll through Sydney’s Marks Park and the nearby tourist attraction Sculptures by the Sea is a different experience if one knows the area’s brutal history.
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Wandering the city by foot helps us look beneath ordinary conceptions of the face value of a place to the meanings built up and lost over time.
More power than you think in power walking.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.
Customers who arrive on foot, by bicycle or by public transport contribute significantly more to the restaurant trade than the business owners realise.
A new study shows that restaurateurs would be better off advocating for better public transport access to their precincts rather than for more parking.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
It's all about what you do after you indulge.
Reached a fitness goal? Reward yourself.
Dr James Brown answered questions on Facebook Live from how much exercise you need to what you should eat afterwards.
If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year.
Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
A new study examines the benefits of cramming all of your weekly exercise in at the weekend.
Runners are at 27%-40% lower risk of death when compared to non-runners.
Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.