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Fitness and exercise

Cycling can be great for your health.

Cycling tips for beginners

Whether you're cycling to work, for exercise, or just for fun, the humble bicycle is an easy way to get more active. Here’s how to get started.

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Healthy and active children

Physical activity, healthy eating and a proper rest are key aspects of children’s health. This page provides information and links to resources.

Girl swimming in a pool.

Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a great low-impact activity you can do at any age. These tips will help you get started.

Senior lady stretching with a personal trainer.

How to start exercising

You don’t have to exercise to the point of collapse to get health benefits. This article shows you how simple it can be to get active.

Strength training should be an important part of your physical activity.

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

If you are over 65, you should try to be active every day. Here are tips on how to stay fit and information about how much physical activity you need.

Running or jogging can be an enjoyable way to build up your fitness.

Running tips for beginners

Running can be a fun way to exercise. It can help keep you in shape and lose weight too. This article shows you how.

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Yoga for beginners

Considering yoga? Here are many of the answers to common yoga questions, including how it can benefit your health and how to find a class.

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Make Healthy Normal - Tips for overcoming barriers to physical activity

Research has shown that the more physical activity you do, the better! If you aren't sure where to start or regularly come up against barriers, here are some helpful strategies to consider

Read more on Make Healthy Normal website

Sports & Fitness Professionals

Both males and females engaged in competitive physical activities, including sports, fitness and dance, have increased rates of body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and eating disorders

Read more on NEDC - National Eating Disorders Collaboration website

Physical activity and exercise for children

Here is trusted advice about how much daily exercise your child needs for good health and fitness and how you can encourage your child to be more active.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Kids' Health - Topics - Fitness - for kids

How do you know if you are fit?If you've ever asked yourself these questions, then read on and you will find some answers

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

For Fitness Professionals | How Far Is Too Far?

Sports and fitness professionals are in an ideal position to notice when exercise develops into an obsession Some sports and activities are particularly high-risk Its important to be aware of your own risk factors and practice self-careParticipating in exercise and sport can be a fun, enjoyable and social way to improve your physical and mental health

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

Modifying exercise programs Fitness professionals Pelvic Floor First

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to exercise, so if you have a client with, or at risk of, pelvic floor problems, it's important to tailor their exercise program to suit their needs.

Read more on Continence Foundation of Australia website

Exercise and Fitness | How Far Is Too Far?

Exercise and physical fitness have benefits for your emotional, physical and mental health Different people need different amounts of exercise Compulsive exercise is not related to the number of hours spent exercising, but to the mind-set behind the exercise Compulsive exercise can lead to serious health issues There is a link between compulsive exercising and eating disordersExercise and sport are important parts of a healthy and balanced lifestyle

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

Being a Body Positive Fitness Professional | How Far Is Too Far?

By focusing on the benefits and enjoyment of exercise rather than appearance and weight loss, you will help create a balanced and healthy approach to fitness Fitness goals arent always necessary, but if they are used, they should not focus on appearance Fitness professionals who use health and wellbeing goals have greater attendance and retention ratesThere are a number of strategies that you can use to work with your clients or members to encourage healthy body image and a balanced approach to exercise, including:Accept that bodies come in different sizes and shapes Build in non-appearance or weight related goals to their program Avoid potentially triggering activities such as unnecessary measurements or weigh-ins, and never share weights or measurements with others Pay attention to their attitudes and feelings towards exercise and looking out for warning signs Pay attention to their attitudes and behaviours relating to food and dieting Be aware of your own attitudes towards body shape, weight, exercise and food, and being a positive role model Focus on the huge variety of benefits exercise can provide Dont support fad diets or an emphasis on weight loss Be supportive even if training or competition schedules are disrupted while someone seeks helpYour aim as a fitness professional is usually to make exercise a life-long habit, so having specific performance related goals isnt always necessary

Read more on Eating Disorders Victoria website

Keeping fit during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through many changes to accommodate for the baby growing inside you.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Farmer fitness | National Centre for Farmer Health

Farming is still a physically demanding way of life, but it is not as active as it was in the past. Read more...

Read more on National Centre for Farmer Health website

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