Many workplace fitness facilities — like standing desks, on-site gyms and showers, and easy access to walking paths — are mostly available to white-collar, higher-income workers who already face fewer barriers to exercise outside of work.
To get more workers to be active, public health messaging must recognize the important role employers can play in creating the conditions for workers to focus on exercise.
Studies point to students’ movement skills declining during lockdowns, especially among younger children. Levels of physical activity must be restored to avoid lifelong harm to their health.
The beauty of exercise snacks is that they don’t require any equipment, or even a change of clothes.
Short, 20-second bursts of activity — known as exercise ‘snacks’ — throughout the day have many benefits, from boosting energy and productivity to improving cardiorespiratory fitness.
Adults should get at least 150-300 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week.
Around 36% of people overestimate how much exercise they get daily.
A new study found a few sessions a week of high-intensity interval training helped students pay attention in class.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
It doesn’t matter what exercise you choose, just move.
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The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have just been released, and here is the bottom line: Just move. Bike, walk, run or lift weights. It all counts toward your weekly exercise quota.
Half of people who started an exercise regime stopped within six months.
Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.
The ideal fitness regime is not just a matter of time.
Starting an exercise regime from scratch can be daunting.
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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.
While women can benefit from a brisk walk, men really have to work up a sweat.
Men and women have to exercise different amounts to get the same stroke-preventing benefits.
Current guidelines ignore the fact that young Australians use screens for homework, social media and entertainment.
It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer…
If you’re completely inactive just walking to the shops will help.
Two articles published in today’s issue of The BMJ argue physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to move a little rather than having the entire population meet the 150 minutes…