Being inactive even for short periods of time can affect health.
Most people know the benefits of physical activity. However, we tend to be less aware of how damaging inactivity can be, even for short periods — especially for older adults.
The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace.
The Daily Mile
From obstacle courses to playing music, school children give their thoughts on how to make a daily run more exciting.
Some Nordic school kids are doing an average of two to three hours of physical activity a week. Does Australia need to lift its game?
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.
Netflix and chill? It could well be shortening your life.
Sitting too much might be killing you – this is what you can do about it.
Modern life is weakening your bones.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
Modern healthcare may be helping us live longer, but hunter-gatherers point to a less expensive option.
Stand and deliver.
One line man
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
This study didn’t actually measure sitting and its relationship to inflammation - which causes disease.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
Desk-based office workers should spend at least two hours of their working day standing or moving.
We've known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But until now it's been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this risk.
Who needs a backside anyway?
As part of the advance publicity for the forthcoming Apple Watch, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has disclosed that it has a feature that prompts people to stand up every hour. “Sitting is the new cancer…