exercise

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 »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched (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 (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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (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 »

 
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