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Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

ESSA is peak body for exercise and sports science in Australia. They aim to inspire all Australians to be healthier and more active, and to understand the importance of seeking out the right professional for their individual needs.

Vision and mission

To enhance performance, health and well-being through the science of exercise and sport.

Lead and promote excellence in exercise and sports science for the benefits of society and the professions.

How ESSA can help

Through its public awareness platform, Exercise Right, ESSA provides a range of resources that offer evidence-based, fad-free advice about exercise. Whether you’re currently inactive, living with a chronic condition, recovering from injury or wanting information about pre- and post-natal exercise, ESSA provides high quality advice backed by science. They also offer a search function which allows you to find a university-qualified exercise professional in your area.

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Last reviewed: February 2020

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How exercise can help during Menopause

Menopause can be a difficult time in life, so read more about how exercise can play a key role in managing the symptoms.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders and exercise - what you need to know!

Many people live with Musculoskeletal Disorders - read on and find out how the right exercise can help you live and happier and healthier life.

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Exercise Right for Prostate Cancer

For people with prostate cancer exercise can play a vital role in recovery and prevention, find out how an exercise professional can help you!

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Exercise - Exercise Right.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is common, and can affect women young or old, most commonly post-natally. Almost 1 in 5 Australian women will need surgery for prolapse during their lifetime.

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Falls Prevention - What you need to know!

Do you know the importance of exercise in regards to improving falls prevention? Read on and learn how exercise can improve your quality of life.

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Cancer & Exercise - how exercise can help patients during and after treatment.

Exercise can help with the treatment of cancer and even prevent many cancers - it can also help during times of treatment. Find out how.

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Exercise Right for Kids - Exercise Right.

Exercise is important for children in so many ways. Do you know how an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help you manage your child's health?

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Exercise Right At Work - Exercise Right.

Employees who spend 2.5 hours per week exercising have higher productivity levels than their less physically active colleagues.

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Diabetes and Exercise - What you need to know!

For people with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or Type 2) exercise can play a vital role, find out how an exercise professional can help you!

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Exercise Right for HIV & AIDS

A systematic review of the effects of exercise training revealed both physiological and psychological benefits of exercise training for people with HIV.

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