Activity tracking devices are boosting people's desire to make healthy lifestyle changes – and stick to them
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.
Poverty, insecurity and social isolation have a major impact on public health.
The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
Why is work making us miserable?
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
There is much work to do if Australia is to eradicate various barriers to participation in sport.
All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.
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.
Being physically active during and after cancer treatment has many benefits.
Growing old gracefully with a spring in your step.
When we talk about physical activity for young children we don't mean exercise or going to the gym.
We need children to get hold of their fitness levels - literally.
If children aren't sufficiently coordinated, it could affect their ability to learn.
Current guidelines suggest Aussie adults should accrue at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. However, 60% of us fail to meet this recommendation.
Early residents in new communities are known as 'pioneers' – they arrive before many services are in place. A five-year study points to the many benefits of putting in good services early on.
Parks are found in most neighbourhoods, generally free to use and are enjoyed by diverse groups. Although most visitors don't use parks for physical activity, modest improvements can change that.
Many people struggle to get an eating plan and exercise routine to follow. The trick is that individualism is key.
The timing of exercise can have a meaningful influence on the quality of training and recovery, especially for athletes.