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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 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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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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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...

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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...

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