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  • November 1, 2017 This November, Exercise Right presents ’30 Days – 30 Reasons to Exercise’ – a campaign that enlists the help of various celebrity spokespeople, athletes, exercise physiologists, exercise scientists, sports scientists and other influencers living an active lifestyle, to give you 30 reasons to exercise over the next 30 days. “Over 70 percent of the Australian population are not sufficiently active, and with physical inactivity currently being the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease worldwide (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers), it’s time to get everyone thinking about the benefits that engaging in exercise can have on...

  • October 20, 2017With osteoporosis affecting more than 1.2 million nation-wide, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) wants to remind Australians this World Osteoporosis Day that exercise should be included as an important part of care in the prevention and management of osteoporosis symptoms. “With over a half of women, and a third of men, over 60 being affected by osteoporosis, it is important to make sure all Australians know the valuable benefits that exercise can have on managing and even reversing the symptoms of osteoporosis, as well as reduce further risks, such as falls,” explains ESSA Chief Executive Officer, Anita-Hobson Powell....

  • July 3, 2017In conjunction with National Diabetes Week running from the 9-15 July, Exercise & Spots Science Australia (ESSA) are taking action and launching a digital awareness campaign targeted at all those at risk of, or affected by, diabetes.Don’t Sugar Coat Diabetes aims to raise awareness of risk factors leading to the development of diabetes and the other health implications the chronic condition can have, especially for those living sedentary lifestyles. The campaign will also endeavor to educate the Australian public on how implementing exercise into their everyday life can reduce the risks of developing related chronic conditions. As well...

  • June 13, 2017June 12 – 18 marks ‘Men’s Health Week’ – a week for communities across Australia to promote the benefits of a healthy body and healthy mind in men and boys – and Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is encouraging all Australian men to speak up and put their health first. “Masculinity, by definition, includes strength and toughness, and we know that males, especially in Western societies, are less inclined to seek health advice as it may be deemed as a threat to their masculinity. With terms like ‘man-up’ and ‘man-flu’ being commonly used, it is understandable that...

  • June 13, 2017As we draw nearer to the end of Exercise Right Week 2017, May also hosts the MAYDAYS for Eating Disorders, the Butterfly Foundation’s monthly advocacy campaign, which highlights key concerns relating to eating disorders, and calls for change.Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is encouraging all Australians to become more educated on this serious mental health condition, and how exercise in fact can be used as an effective form of treatment.The Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s leading foundation for eating disorders, reported that currently around 4% of the Australian population is experiencing an eating disorder. This is close to one...

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