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Fitness and exercise

Cycling can be great for your health.

Cycling 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.

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.

Tips for getting active

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 for seniors

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.

Two men jogging.

Running tips

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

Start with a yoga class to learn the poses correctly.

A guide to yoga

Learn how to get started with yoga, from finding a class to how it will benefit your health.

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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

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

School-age nutrition & fitness overview | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide to nutrition and fitness for school-age children, covering healthy food, eating, physical activity and exercise for school children and tips for school lunch boxes.

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Preschooler food and fitness basics | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide that explains how to get preschoolers to eat healthy food and enjoy physical activity and exercise. Includes tips on dealing with fussy eating in preschoolers.

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Farmer fitness - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Farmer fitness Farmers dont do as much physical activity as they used to, and need to include daily exercise to be more active to stay healthy. Build exercise into your daily routine, walk for short trips and leave the quad...

Read more on The National Centre for Farmer Health website

Physical activity and diabetes

Regular physical activity is good for you for many reasons. It can help you to lower blood glucose levels, lower stress, lose weight, lower blood pressure and blood fats and is good for your heart.

Read more on Diabetes NSW website

Arthritis and Physical Activity | myVMC

Exercise therapy has been largely under-prescribed by GPs up until recently. For many years, it was suggested that patients with arthritis should avoid exercise, as it was thought to further inflame joints. But recently there has been a change in opinion, with many scientific studies suggesting that regular physical activity can reduce joint pain and possibly increase mobility, making it easier to perform everyday tasks.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Kids' Health - Topics - Fitness

Stamina (say sta-min-a), or endurance, (en-dew-rans) means the ability of your body to continue fitness activities for a long time.

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

Pain & Physical Activity | myVMC

Pain is a feeling that arises from injured or damaged body tissues. Special nerve endings convert the injury into pain sensations. These sensations are then transmitted up nerves along the spinal cord.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Keeping fit during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body goes through many changes to accommodate for the baby growing inside you. It is important to maintain your fitness and also to be aware of what you can and can't do.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

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