physical activity

Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire
Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pushing kids into sport too early can backfire, with new research showing children who start at age four or five are more likely to drop out of that sport or stop doing sport altogether. Victoria-wide sport participation data funded by ... Read More »

Walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant
Walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant. The study was ... Read More »

Children giving endurance athletes a run for their money
Children giving endurance athletes a run for their money (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have discovered how young children seem to be able to run around all day without getting tired: their muscles resist fatigue in the same way as elite endurance athletes. Researchers from Edith Cowan University and the Université Clermont Auvergne ... Read More »

TV not to blame for sedentary kids
TV not to blame for sedentary kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Too much screen time is often blamed for children’s sedentary lifestyles, but new research has challenged this view, finding no link between TV watching and how much time children spend in unstructured play. The study, led by Edith Cowan University ... Read More »

Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Shy Away From Exercise In Warm Weather
Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Shy Away From Exercise In Warm Weather (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Sydney suggests mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather, take spas and use saunas with minimal risk of heat stress to their unborn children. The research, published today in the British Journal of Sports ... Read More »

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 »

Aussie kids at a standstill
Aussie kids at a standstill (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Too many Australian children are not doing enough physical activity to maintain good health, a new report reveals. As thousands of school children return to classrooms around Australia, leading health experts are urging parents and schools to help children become ... Read More »

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children
Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched on 21st November by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, at Parliament House in Canberra. University of Wollongong (UOW) early childhood ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... 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 »

 
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