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

With formal sporting activities cancelled and limited space and equipment at home, a Deakin University health behaviour expert has some solutions to help keep kids off screens and moving...

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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). Dr Nicole Kiss –...

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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...

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Back to school: managing screen time at home

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash 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...

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

Using active toys, playing with older kids and having more time to explore are key ways parents can encourage their children’s motor skill development, starting from infancy, according to...

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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...

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Physical activity targets must change to optimise mental health

Global physical activity guidelines should be extended to ensure they have the best impact on mental as well as physical health, according to a new paper from Deakin University....

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World-first Deakin study pinpoints best exercises to beat back pain

Active treatments including Pilates, stabilisation exercises, weight training and aerobic exercise could be the most effective to help beat chronic low back pain, according to new research from Deakin’s...

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From senior cit to senior fit: Gym trial puts weight behind active bones

Community exercise programs could be key to helping Australia’s ageing population maintain bone and muscle health, while busting common misconceptions about the type of exercise best for older adults,...

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Middle-age critical for brain health in later years – Dementia Action Week

Lifestyle choices made in mid-life could have a significant impact on future dementia risk, research shows. IPAN’s Dr Helen Macpherson is passionate about researching pathways to healthy brain ageing,...

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