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Women’s Health Week: simple tips to improve your wellbeing

In celebration of  Women’s Health Week (2–6 September), we lined up some of our leading female researchers from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), and asked them to...

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Healthy active learning at school

Inactivity is one of the leading contributors to chronic disease – yet almost three out of four primary school-aged children are not getting enough physical activity in their day....

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Deakin mega-study shows sitting not so bad for back pain

In good news for those with desk jobs, a new Deakin University mega-study into the causes of back pain has found no association between prolonged sitting and lower back...

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Teenagers who play sport after school are only 7 minutes more active per day than those who don’t

Teenagers who play organised sport only get seven minutes more physical activity per day, on average, than teenagers who don’t play any sport. Our research, published in the Journal...

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Walk on: getting Victoria on the move

One of the simplest ways to prevent obesity is to walk more, every day. But including the simple act of walking in our day, whether purposefully or incidentally, is...

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National Diabetes Week – Diabetes research at IPAN

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing Australia. According to Diabetes Australia, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, and more than 100,000 people have developed the disease...

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What you need to know about the new muscle disease ‘sarcopenia’

We all know about osteoporosis: what it does to your bones and how to prevent it. But there’s officially a new disease in town, and it’s being described as...

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Five ways teens can cut their sedentary time

  New research is showing that teenagers are falling prey to our increasingly sedentary lifestyle – spending more than two-thirds of their day sitting down. And the less active...

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Kids’ diets and screen time: to set up good habits, make healthy choices the default at home

The availability of junk foods and screens is increasingly creating challenges for parents. But in the home environment, parents have the opportunity to shape their children’s diet, activity, screen...

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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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