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Safe exercise for children

Your child needs to exercise safely, so there are some simple rules to remember. Know how much exercise is right and why warming up is important.

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Exercise and mental health

Cardiovascular activity is good for your body, reducing the risk of illness and disease. It’s also good for your mind, because exercise helps pump blood to the brain.

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Irritability and feeling on edge

Trying different relaxation techniques when you recognise the early signs of irritation and tension can help you unwind and relax.

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Fall prevention

There are several measures that an older person can take to help prevent a fall. Find out about fall prevention.

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Health benefits of swimming

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

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How exercise is changing lives

Experts now recommend that physical activity be prescribed for cancer patients. Here's how exercise plays a surprising role in health conditions like cancer and depression.

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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.

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Arthritis and exercise

If you have arthritis, keeping active through regular exercise can help manage your condition. Find out about arthritis and exercise.

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Obesity and exercise

If you want to lose weight, it's important to combine healthy eating with regular exercise and physical activity. Learn about obesity and exercising.

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Fitness and exercise

Fitness tips and exercise topics to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cycling, walking, running, and yoga among others.

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