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Small but mighty: The importance of the microvasculature for exercise and metabolism

The smallest blood vessels in our body, often called the microvasculature, are just as important as larger arteries or the heart when it comes to maintaining health and preventing conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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App based exercise becomes answer to fitness woes during lockdown

A national study into how people maintained their physical activity during last year’s pandemic restrictions has revealed digital platforms are an effective way to help people stay fit when access to other forms of organised exercise is restricted.

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Physical activity and nutrition for better management and prevention of cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s most common chronic diseases, and research into its prevention and management is an important research priority for IPAN.
On World Cancer Day this 4 February, we’re highlighting some of the different approaches IPAN researchers are investigating, using physical activity and nutrition for the prevention and management of cancer.

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INFANT grows with new funding for enhancing scale-up across Victoria

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is providing funding to IPAN to enhance implementation of INFANT across Victoria in 2021.

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Kids spend nearly three-quarters of their school day sitting. Here’s how to get them moving — during lessons

Regular physical activity is linked to improvements in physical and mental health including anxiety and depression. It can also improve cognitive functioning such as attention and memory, and academic achievement in children.

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Deakin University wins MRFF grant for a 4-year Tele-health study to reduce falls and fracture risk

Researchers from IPAN have secured $1.4 million under the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund to conduct a world-first trial on the role of telehealth.

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Getting the balance right to manage stress

Most people know that too much stress can have detrimental impacts on your health, but new Deakin research shows how you react to stress is also worth considering. 

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What exercise is best for chronic low back pain?

Back pain is the greatest cause of disability and lost productivity worldwide. Back pain generates significant financial costs for society in developed countries, such as the USA, Japan, Europe...

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Keep moving while WFH

Now that we are all WFH, our homes have become our offices. And it looks like we might be here for a while, so it’s important to make sure...

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

Keeping up physical activity will become even more important for improving and maintaining mental health during COVID 19 restrictions, according to a senior lecturer at the Institute for Physical...

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