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.
Financial rewards can entice us to exercise more, and the benefits are lasting, according to a new research review.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Many people drink coffee for that extra bit of energy to go about their day. As well as sharpening our minds, there's evidence caffeine can give us a physical boost, too.
We usually associate addiction with bad things like smoking, alcohol and gambling. But it's possible to be addicted to exercise, too.
In the weeks and months following mass trauma, such as the shootings in Christchurch, participating in physical activity can help individuals and communities deal with stress, anxiety and grief.
The transition from primary to secondary school can be tough for children socially and emotionally. Students also do less physical activity in secondary school, and need help with this transition too.
There has been a tenfold increase in the worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity over the past four decades.
If the menu of potential activities that do us good is made to look uninviting or challenging, we are more likely to choose the easier but less healthy option.
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Research indicates exercise is effective for improving mood and preventing the development of depression in young people.
Just what role does exercise play in weight loss? Plenty. While word has spread in recent years that physical activity isn't all that important, a doctor debunks that myth.
We wear our surroundings like a cloak. Lower-income communities often live in environments that discourage healthy, outdoor activities. This perpetuates their poorer health and traps them in poverty.
A new study has found breaking old and forming new habits is key in keeping weight off.