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The role of technology in supporting improved nutrition and physical activity in people with cancer

This blog is by Dr Nicole Kiss, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University. Nicole was asked to discuss...

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Let’s not forget the bones of the problem: Osteoporosis is not just a disease of the frail older adult

Fast facts about osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a major public health concern. It is a common disease that occurs when bones become weak and at risk of fracture due to...

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Understanding how food affects your mood

The dreaded sugar crash following your 3.30 sugar pick-me-up, or the post-lunch slump- most of us have faced the effects food can have on our mood and body function....

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy shown to impact the health of both mothers and babies in developing countries

This blog originally appeared on Deakin Nutrition Our next blog is by Dr Paige van der Pligt, Lecturer Nutrition and Dietetics and International Nutrition, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School...

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Exercising after you have a baby: tips for better mental health

Deakin researchers are removing common barriers to exercise and providing 24/7 advice and motivation to help new mums be more active and support their mental health.

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Are nuts making you fat?

Post originally appeared in This   As a high-calorie, fat-rich food, it’s easy to see why weight-conscious individuals may hesitate to snack on nuts. However, closer inspection shows that...

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ASD and children’s bone growth: a new perspective

  All the experts agree – we need to get children moving more, and sitting less. But what happens when a child’s social anxiety, their awkward social interactions or...

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Is shift work bad for your health?

Post originally appeared in this. As many of us head home for some dinner, Netflix and a good night’s sleep, a whole host of other people are just starting...

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Is running the secret to staying young?

Post originally appeared in this. The alarm rings. You hit snooze. Just four more minutes. The alarm goes. Another four minutes – then you’ll get up and go for...

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Only 7% of Australians are healthy

Post originally appeared on this.  A recent study conducted by researchers at Deakin University has found that by using what researchers have labelled a Health Behaviour Score (HBS), only 7% of...

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Is it okay to skip breakfast?

Post originally appeared on this. Many of us make no secret of the fact we skip breakfast. During the week, do you rush out the door and into your...

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Why you eat unhealthy food when you’re stressed

Post originally appeared on this. Understanding and managing your daily stress can help you to maintain better health – and manage your waistline. Whether you’re feeling stressed about work,...

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