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Fitness and exercise

Cycling and your health

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.

Group exercise for beginners

Learn the importance of group exercise and its physical and mental health benefits. Discover how to find a team sport or fitness class to suit your li...

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.

Physical activity guidelines for older people

Over-60s should be active every day. Here's how much exercise you need to stay strong and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

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.

Strength training for beginners

Strength training is any form of exercise involving weights or resistance. Learn how it improves your physical and mental health.

Two women taking a break during yoga class.

Health benefits of yoga and Pilates

Learn what yoga and Pilates involves and how they can improve your health and wellbeing, such as preventing back pain and relieving stress.

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Pain and Physical Activity

Learn about the importance of physical activity to help you to manage persistent pain.

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Physical activity

Being active is important for all Australians and getting started is easy. Read our helpful hints for different age groups and find the best activity for you.

Read more on WA Health website

Benefits of physical activity | Heart Foundation

Physical activity and exercise can do wonders for physical and mental health, including reducing your risk of heart disease. Read the benefits of physical activity.

Read more on Heart Foundation website

Recommendationsfor physical activity - Ngala

Physical activity of moderate intensity is recommended on most days throughout pregnancy, for at least 30 minutes

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LiveLighter - About Physical Activity

About Physical Activity Finding the time for physical activity isn't all about losing weight or being thin - it's about being healthy, happy and able to live life to the fullest! How much physical activity is recommended? Move More Doing some is better than none, and more is better Move Harder Each week aim for 2h 30min - 5h of moderate activity or 1h 15min - 2h 30min of vigorous activity (or an equivalent combination of both) Move Stronger To stay healthy, do strength exercises on at least 2 days each week Move Often Switch off and break up sitting - as often as possible! Find out if you're meeting the physical activity guidelines Physical Activity Calculator Get the feel for two wheels There’s never been a better time to get back in the saddle

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Children’s physical activity: obstacles | Raising Children Network

Obstacles to children’s physical activity include sitting still, space, schedules and screens. Try walking, adjusting schedules and using screens differently.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Physical activity and exercise — Arthritis Australia

Physical activity and exercise is extremely important for managing an arthritis condition

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Physical activity & exercise | Jean Hailes

It's never too late to become more physically active. Beginning or resuming exercise at any age will benefit your health. Activity for 30 minutes on most…

Read more on Jean Hailes for Women's Health website

Physical Activity and Exercise | Heart Foundation

Moving your body a little each day can be great for your heart health. Learn how physical activity and exercise can benefit your heart, body and mind.

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Physical activity benefits to your body - MyDr.com.au

The beneficial effects of regular exercise or physical activity on your body range from fighting depression to reducing the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Read more on myDr website

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