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Active breaks help children think better and manage their behaviour

In a world first finding, Deakin researchers have discovered that short active breaks in the classroom improve children’s brain functioning and impulse control.

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Combining lifestyle behaviours to explore obesity risk in school-aged children

Studying the combined impact of different lifestyle behaviours of children could be the key to a better understanding of overweight and obesity.

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New study shows active breaks in the classroom benefit children with intellectual disabilities

Classroom-based active breaks can increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour, and may also benefit the working memory of children with intellectual disability, new IPAN research shows.

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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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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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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 is even more important for improving and maintaining mental health during COVID 19 restrictions, says Dr Megan Teychenne.

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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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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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