03 June 2015 St Marys Mt Druitt Star (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
Active children become healthier teens and less prone to obesity: study
Activity in children pays off in just a few years, a study has found. Children who engage in daily physical exercise reap the health benefits as early as their teens, according to a study that will bolster calls for a national response to obesity.
The Bondi to Bronte walk: Esther Waltmon and Sandie Foreman with dogs Sasha and Bailey. Picture: Richard Dobson More than half the state’s residents are now overweight or obese, with our fattest district now eclipsing its US counterpart by more than 2 per cent. The shocking figur..
A recent announcement that VicHealth will run a citizen’s jury to look at solutions to obesity was not met with support from all in the health setting. Criticisms include questions around the influence of the final report. In this post Jerril Rechter, CEO of Vic Health explains...
The number-one challenge in combating obesity is the environment we live in, says an Australian biologist who has received a Queen's Birthday honour today. The best way to address this 'obesogenic environment' is to redefine obesity research and make it cross disciplinary, says Pro..