Active Living Tag

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...

It is well documented that exercise is vital for keeping our bodies in good shape! Exercise is great for our heart and lung health, promotes optimal cholesterol levels and blood pressure, reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes and keeps our waistlines in check.  What is less talked about is how great exercise is for our brains. Brain health is vital for reducing risk factors associated with the development of conditions such as dementia. Dementia is a degenerative brain condition that affects almost 1 in 10 Australians over the age of 65 and 3 in 10 over the...