• The new exercise trend that’s good for everyone

    Open Forum     |      February 24, 2019

    Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, according to an international research team.

  • Morning exercise improves brain health in overweight older adults

    Open Forum     |      February 19, 2019

    A morning bout of exercise can reduce the detrimental impact on brain blood flow caused by prolonged sitting in older adults who are overweight or obese.

  • How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?

    Breanne Kunstler     |      October 16, 2018

    Exercise advice is often an important part of physiotherapy treatment; but when patients are expecting a hands-on therapy instead, how can clinics manage their expectations?

  • How exercise keeps our brains healthy as we age

    Nicola Lautenschlager     |      July 22, 2018

    New guidelines outline how much physical exercise older Australians need every week to help keep their brains healthy as well as their bodies. Around an hour and half of moderate aerobic exercise and a couple of strength training sessions per week can make a real difference.

  • Think yourself thinner

    Open Forum     |      July 15, 2018

    New research by Curtin University has found that people who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle do better if they mentally visualise themselves doing it.

  • Walk faster – live longer

    Open Forum     |      June 4, 2018

    Research led by the University of Sydney suggests that speeding up your walking pace could not only make you fitter, but actually extend your life.

  • The importance of exercise for mind-body connection

    Victoria Lim     |      May 9, 2018

    Exercise not only boosts our physical health but improves our mental well-being, strengthening the connections between body and mind.