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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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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.

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Back to school health tips

Is your child starting or returning to school? Here are 5 top tips to help your child navigate their way into a healthy and happy school year.

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Benefits of physical activity for children

Children over 5 should be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day. Encouraging your child to be active will set them up for a healthy life.

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How to start exercising

Trusted information and tips on how to start exercising including how to get started, finding time, tips to keep going, and getting active at work.

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Cycling tips 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.

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Hydration tips for children

Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when they exercise. Using these simple tips will help them stay safe and healthy.

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Children's feet

Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Learn how to look after your child's feet, keep them in tiptop condition and start them off on the right foot.

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Incontinence treatments – 10 ways to stop leaks

For many people with incontinence, the following self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.

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More than 5 million Aussies have incontinence

Incontinence is very common, and affects people of all ages and genders. Find out if you might be incontinent, and try these useful tips to curb leakage.

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