The International Olympic Committee has ruled politically-neutral individual athletes are eligible, but some nations aren’t happy about it.
Many young people don’t recover from depression, and exercise can help prevent it from developing in the first place.
Research indicates exercise is effective for improving mood and preventing the development of depression in young people.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you’ve the right genes.
Neglected and sub-par facilities are one of many barriers to youth participation in sport.
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.
Springy soles, stiffer shoes, lightweight materials. When does shoe design give some runners an unfair advantage?
Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won’t turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
Why that fitness plan you saw online probably won’t help you lose as much weight as it claims.
Walking challenges attract people who are already active.
While walking is a great way to get people moving, evidence has found the program doesn’t target people who need it the most, and people swap high intensity exercise for more steps.
The ads are aimed at engaging the girls who enjoy being active but have fallen out of the habit .
Screenshot of the Girls Make Your Move website.
The Girls Make Your Move ads need to be supported by materials that increase girls’ beliefs in their ability and give them tools for planning to be more active.
A survey of parents found many weren’t keen on their kids lifting weights, but the evidence says they should.
A recent study found while parents are positive about their children engaging in aerobic activities (running, playing sports), they have much more negative views when it comes to strength exercises.
Think of it as a useful signal from your body.
It’s normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it’s been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement.
Many runners opt for expensive footwear - but are they worth it?
Since avoiding injuries is a priority for runners, many end up buying expensive footwear for their purported safety features. But do the promises made by global footwear companies stack up?
Some people believe stretching reduces the risk of injury, reduces soreness experienced after exercise, or enhances sporting performance.
Many people stretch when they exercise or play sport. Others don’t stretch but feel they should. And some people don’t see any reason to stretch at all.
If you’re not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise.
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
Heated contest: Mitchell Johnson and Steve Smith try to cool down during the Brisbane test in December 2014.
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Australian kids are falling behind their international peers in fundamental movement skills.
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World record holder – but for how long?
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Re-fuelling after exercise is important for maintaining adequate energy stores for beneficial changes in your muscles (training adaption).
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