Rural and Remote Exercise

With only approximately 30% of all the Australian population living outside major cities, there is a significant health inequality in rural and remote Australia.   Rural and remote communities often lack easy access to healthcare and health infrastructure compared to those living in more densely populated areas. Poor overall health status, increased incidence of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and higher premature death rates are noted inequalities facing those living in rural and remote areas. Bridging the gap to better health for rural and remote communities in Australia can partly be achieved through implementing supervised exercise programs. We all...

Distance doesn't need to be a┬áburden to your health.   With approximately one third of the population living in regional and remote areas, the limited access to gyms, pools, sporting facilities and health services is a prominent issue for many Australians. Unfortunately distance generally puts us at a disadvantage in regards to our health status. People living in regional and remote areas typically have a shorter life expectancy and a higher incidence of illness and disease than those living in major cities. We can however lessen the health gap with a few tips and tricks to staying active and healthy. Exercise plays a vital...