exercise

Public parks should entice people of all ages
Public parks should entice people of all ages (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-designed local parks full of stimulating and challenging experiences could inspire people of all ages to be physically active and help prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says QUT landscape architect Dr Debra Cushing. Dr Cushing heads a QUT transdisciplinary ... Read More »

Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries. Researcher Dr Asad Khan, of UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, found that teenagers in Bangladesh who did ... Read More »

Pilates in first pregnancy
Pilates in first pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study will investigate whether practising Pilates during pregnancy improves the health of expectant mothers. A group of first time mothers-to-be will take part in the research to determine whether undertaking Pilates affects their health and their birthing experiences. ... Read More »

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe
Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who is responsible for consumer affairs, has ... Read More »

Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children
Impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behaviour on their preschool children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young children do follow in their parents’ footsteps. Literally. That’s the conclusion of NIH-funded researchers who found that in underserved populations, parents’ physical activity—and their sedentary behaviour—directly correlates with the activity level of their preschoolers. Researchers say these findings, published ... Read More »

The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy
The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth. Researchers collected and re-examined clinical trial data on exercise during pregnancy and whether it plays a ... Read More »

Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs are not addressing high churn rates among members in key demographic groups, a Victoria University researcher has found. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime studied data from the state’s most popular organised sports and found relatively high drop-out ... Read More »

Setting girls up for success in physical activity
Setting girls up for success in physical activity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Increasing research shows that girls lag behind boys in their movement skills, balance and physical activity and that the gender gap only widens as girls get older. A new UniSA research study is seeking to better understand why there is ... Read More »

Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy
Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Staying healthy during pregnancy and building water confidence with newborns have become a whole lot easier with the launch of an aquatic initiative at The University of Queensland. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Bubble Club gives expectant mothers free pool ... Read More »

Physical activity encouraged more for boys than girls
Physical activity encouraged more for boys than girls (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of more than 500 primary school children has examined reasons why boys are more active than girls and, according to researchers from the University of Canberra, school and family environments are key factors. A team of researchers from ... Read More »

 
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