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Keep moving while WFH

Building activity breaks into your work day has both health and productivity benefits.

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Healthy body for a healthy mind – taking care of your mental health in self isolation

Keeping up physical activity is even more important for improving and maintaining mental health during COVID 19 restrictions, says Dr Megan Teychenne.

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“I’m bored!”: tips to keep kids moving while stuck at home all holidays

A Deakin University health behaviour expert has some solutions to help keep kids off screens and moving these school holidays.

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It’s not just the salt shaker’s fault! Where else is our salt coming from?

It’s well known that as a population we eat too much salt. This can have serious consequences as it increases our risk of developing high blood pressure and in turn, suffering from stroke or heart attack.

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Research to improve outcomes for cancer sufferers

Two IPAN researchers share how they are working to improve the quality of life for people with cancer for World Cancer Day (4 Feb 2020).

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Move more, sit less: How Transform-Us! can improve children’s health and learning

In a new year of a new decade, it’s a great time for a new approach to children’s learning. Evidence shows that active children have better brain and mental health.

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Back to school: managing screen time at home

Our kids are more connected than ever before, with smartphones, smart watches, tablets and laptops an increasing part of everyday life. But too much screen time can have a negative impact on  children’s physical and psychosocial health and wellbeing, as well as their academic outcomes. Here are some ideas to help manage your family's screen time.

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How parents can boost their child’s motor skills, right from infancy

A new study provides tips for parents to encourage their children's motor skill development.

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Mussels for muscles: how to cook them – and increase your Omega-3 intake

Mussels are a great source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, and are a more environmentally friendly option than some other fishy alternatives.

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When tree houses become screen houses

A new Australian study has found a staggering 85% of parents said they would reduce their child’s screen time upon hearing that the risks include poor mental health and adverse impacts on their child’s future health.

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Physical activity targets must change to optimise mental health

Global physical activity targets must change to ensure they have the best impact on mental as well as physical health.

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Study shows texting a cheap way to reduce deaths by number one killer

A systematic review evaluated text message interventions around the world, testing their impact on the two key measures of disease risk, blood pressure and BMI.

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