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Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens
Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens October 31, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has concluded. Even apparently healthy teenagers showed significant improvements in markers which ... Read More »

Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day
Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day April 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Riding a bicycle to school is a great opportunity to be physically active every day which promotes healthy development in children. That’s according to Dr Stephanie Schoeppe from CQUniversity’s Physical Activity Research Group. Dr Schoeppe says over 80% of Australian ... Read More »

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds October 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A nine-month-long, study involving 221 children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, ... Read More »

Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people
Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people August 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teens of today are being offered the power to potentially help map out the future shape and design of Australia’s capital cities. More than 1300 secondary students across Melbourne have a chance to become participants in a landmark Deakin University ... Read More »

Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children
Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children June 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. The researchers tracked brain activity in participants using electroencephalography, which captures signals from dozens of electrodes on the scalp. ... Read More »

Teens interested in healthy minds – and ripped bodies

Teens interested in healthy minds – and ripped bodies
 September 26, 2013 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Dreams of washboard abs and toned arms may seem to be the main motivation for the average teen to lace up their running shoes. But over 1,000 Montreal high school students disagree. Teens, it seems, are smarter than their parents ... Read More »

Skimmed/semi-skimmed milk does not curb excess toddler weight gain
Skimmed/semi-skimmed milk does not curb excess toddler weight gain March 29, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Switching to skimmed milk in a bid to curb excess toddler weight gain doesn’t seem to work, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association recommend that ... Read More »

Depression in kids linked to cardiac risks in teens
Depression in kids linked to cardiac risks in teens March 24, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens who were depressed as children are far more likely than their peers to be obese, smoke cigarettes and lead sedentary lives, even if they no longer suffer from depression. Teens who were depressed as children were more likely to ... Read More »







 
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