• It’s not what you do, but how often you do it

    Sherry Landow     |      January 1, 2020

    It’s the new year, and many people’s resolution is to get fitter. New research shows that what you do to get stronger isn’t as important as how often you do it.

  • Coach potato nation

    Brendon Hyndman     |      November 24, 2019

    Australians like to think of themselves as a sporty, active, outdoors nation, but in reality our young people are among the least active in the world, a trend which can only contribute to disease and obesity in the future.

  • Run for your life

    Open Forum     |      November 10, 2019

    There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌substantial‌ ‌improvements‌ ‌in‌ ‌population‌ ‌health‌ ‌and‌ ‌longevity if‌ ‌more‌ ‌people‌ ‌took‌ ‌up‌ ‌running – and‌ ‌they‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌run‌ ‌that far‌ ‌or‌ ‌fast.

  • Teach kids to hike as well as basketball

    Vaughan Cruickshank     |      October 16, 2019

    Teaching children about the types of activities they’re more likely to do as they get older, as well as traditional school sports, could help Australians stay fitter in the future.

  • Dancing in the dark does you good

    Open Forum     |      July 27, 2019

    The age-old advice to ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ appears to be benefiting the health and wellbeing of women across Australia according to a new study from the University of Sydney. 

  • Staying active after 40 helps keep you alive

    Open Forum     |      June 28, 2019

    Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, according to international research.

  • Worker workouts in the workplace work

    Open Forum     |      June 16, 2019

    A new study from Germany shows that a personalised programme of exercise can help workers improve their health and reduce the risk of metabolic diseases.

  • A little exercise goes a long way

    Emmanuel Stamatakis     |      April 25, 2019

    People who spend much of their day sitting may need to move around less than previously thought to counteract their sedentary lifestyle, according to new research.

  • 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.