The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Here are nine.
Physical inactivity contributes to dementia risk as much as genetics, according to research.
A global report looking at physical activity among 11-17 year olds has found 89% of young Australians don't get enough physical activity. This puts us towards the very bottom of the pile.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.
A guide to physical activity for those over 60, from the lifetime physically active to the late starter.
Running once a week, or for 50 minutes a week, significantly improves your health and reduces your risk of dying at a single point in time.
We found that 13- and 14-year-old teens from deprived areas already showed signs of developing heart disease – but also made some surprising discoveries about what factors can lead to a healthy heart.
Every expert we asked talked about the importance of letting children take risks and explore in nature. But they also advised parents to supervise and set limits.
Moving daily is essential to keeping ourselves healthy.
We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Our new research shows that children who are physically active every day tend to perform better in exams.
Is grunting a sign that we’re ageing fast? Or is it just one of those things that come with the middle years, like reading glasses, greying hair and 'dad jokes'?
Sport is only one way of being active and it's usually done at particular times and on particular days. Teens should get physical activity throughout the day, every day.
Most Australians exceed the guidelines for screen time, and most parents feel guilty about the time their child spends on the screen. But not all screen time is bad. Content matters.
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Research shows that the more adults identify with exercise or physical activity, the more they engage in it.
A new study shows that moderate to intense physical activity — such as playing soccer or running — for up to 50 minutes per day is associated with better mental health.
Forest School helps children learn without realising it.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.