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It is well known that physical activity is vital for the growth and development of children to flourish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Advertising the importance of sport and physical activity at a young age is vital for development and provides a number of benefits for growing children. Sport provides a variety of physical, emotional…

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Maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is something most people strive for but isn’t always the reality. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly important to focus on your overall health and wellbeing. Engaging in regular exercise and trying to maintain a healthy and balanced diet is something that should be important to…

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There are a few steps to follow in this process to ensure business security and continuation. Conduct a current state analysis Take stock of your business and, in the current changing world, write out the key areas of your business and list the potential immediate and future impacts on these key areas. Whilst completing this…

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I remember that moment I read the first major announcement on physical distancing, and thought, “Whoa, how is Meet & Move going to adapt to no face-to-face sessions and no playgrounds, but still activate the community to get outdoors and be active?” What I’ve learned during COVID is that our community is increasingly adaptable, and…

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New research from Victoria University confirms that when it comes to developing a successful exercise routine, doing something that feels good makes all the difference. The peer-reviewed research, Variance in the valenced response to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: A review of cognitive and contextual factors, co-authored by Associate Professor Melinda Craike and Matthew Bourke, was published…

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Exercise can improve brain function and protect against dementia. It promotes increased blood flow to the brain which means more oxygen and nutrients in, and toxins out. However, there are still some questions about whether exercise will help older adults in this regard? What about those who already have some cognitive impairment, even early dementia?…

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Specialists have recommended not exercising at night as part of good sleep hygiene. A new study released Oct 2018, in Sports Medicine, recommended that you can exercise in the evening as long as you avoid vigorous activity for at least one hour before bedtime. Researchers examined 23 studies that evaluated sleep onset and quality in…

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A number of researchers have linked meditation practices to positive psychological and health outcomes. More recent studies have found that meditation practices improve well-being, including physiological, neuroendocrine, immune and genomic changes. A study by the University of California examined the relationship between psychological improvements and biological changes after mediation. Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years…

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The consumption of beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Especially consumed by adults after exercise in Western countries the consumption of beer and other alcohol-containing beverages is often encouraged as a social aspect of sport activities, particularly in the case of recreational contexts, or to facilitate team bonding as part…

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