Policymakers need to stop focusing on schools to solve the obesity crisis.
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.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
Physical activity is considered an important way to lower risk for breast cancer. But what if your ability to be fit is influenced by genes you inherit? Would that raise your risk? In rats, it did.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
Here's how reporting of the world's first specific advice on reducing inactivity at work has overplayed the role of standing desks.
The so-called 'Mamils' are looking for good mental health – not a chance to relive their youth.
Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, our research shows.
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
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.