A safe sports environment for children
Learn how sporting groups and parents can provide an environment that is safe, supportive and fair for children who play sport.
Developing life skills through sports
Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies. Sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents, and teaches them important life skills.
When it comes to sports supplements, play it safe
Inspired by the Commonwealth Games? Great! But if you want to boost your fitness with sports supplements, use caution: some can be dangerous or ineffective.
Links to articles about sports injuries.
Sports massage is designed to help people who exercise and can aid healing after an injury. Learn what is involved and find out more about the health benefits.
Drugs in sport
Using drugs to give you an edge in sports performance can also affect your health. Find out about what damage drugs can do to your health by reading our page.
Sports concussion linked to long-term brain injury
Concussion in sports such as rugby is linked to long-term brain injury, a LaTrobe University study found. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of concussion.
Children with asthma and exercise
Asthma is not a reason for children to avoid sport. It is usually managed easily and should be included in your child’s asthma action plan.
Group exercise for beginners
Group exercise is when you train with others for fitness or as a form of physical recreation for fun. Group exercise could be team sport or a fitness class.
If your knee continually gives way after an ACL rupture, reconstruction offers the chance of improving the stability of your knee in everyday life and in sporting activities.