kids exercise

Is the tide turning for kid’s fitness?
Is the tide turning for kid’s fitness? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study led by the University of South Australia’s Dr Grant Tomkinson has found that although children’s cardiorespiratory (CRF) fitness levels declined in the 80s and 90s, they have stabilised since the year 2000. “Our recent research shows that children’s cardiorespiratory ... Read More »

Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active
Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) at UniSA are going straight to the source to find out why Australian kids are becoming increasingly inactive. AHKA has established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to engage young Australians and give youth ... Read More »

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 »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... 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 rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... 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 »

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 »

Give your kids a healthy start to life
Give your kids a healthy start to life (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Every parent wants a healthy child and two world leading researchers from Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) say the key is healthy eating and active play, right from the start. C-PAN’s Associate Professors Kylie Hesketh ... Read More »

 
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