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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...


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. Dr Megan Teychenne,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Training in your mind: A new approach to injury rehabilitation

Post originally appeared on this. If you have an injury that’s serious enough to immobilise an arm or a leg, you’re best to lay off the exercise for a...