Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – step up to a challenge
Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – step up to a challenge

Climb your stairs at home, use a gym step machine, or aerobic step and track the totals to virtually scale these iconic world landmarks. This infographic features a magnificent seven structures that offer up different levels of challenge – from the world’s tallest building and an iconic bridge climb, to an ancient feat of engineering and spiral staircases with a distinct lean.

Emotional eating – why people turn to food in times of stress
Emotional eating – why people turn to food in times of stress

The fundamental reason we eat food is to provide our bodies with the nutrients and energy we need to function. But, we often eat for other reasons too. In today’s article we speak to Associate Professor Esben Strodl about emotional eating, why people turn to food in times of stress and why it’s important to understand our emotional triggers.

Walking for perspective, focus and gratitude
Walking for perspective, focus and gratitude

‘Walking is more than getting from one place to another.’ Assistant Principal Amanda Alcock shares how her walking routine has helped her to gain perspective, focus and gratitude, and explains why it will always be an important part of her life.

Getting the most out of your warm-up
Getting the most out of your warm-up

Warming up before exercise is considered an important part of your overall fitness regime. It is said to help prevent injury, improve performance and prepare you for the task ahead. But what is the most effective way to warm-up before exercise to ensure you gain those benefits? We explore this question with Professor Anthony Blazevich from Edith Cowan University.

Improving your memory
Improving your memory

Keeping physically fit, eating a healthy diet and doing regular mental exercises can help to maintain your brain’s functions and boost its capacity for recall. Professor Kaarin Anstey from UNSW joins us today to discuss how the brain changes as we age, lifestyle factors that affect the brain and tips for improving our brain function and memory.

Book review: Indigenous knowledges
Book review: Indigenous knowledges

Nilesh Banerjee, a casual relief teacher and a volunteer at Prescott College in Prospect, South Australia, has penned a review of Indigenous knowledges: Proceedings of the Water Sustainability and Wild Fire Mitigation symposia, 2012 and 2013. Here he also shares how it’s impacted his work with students and motivated him to give back to his community.

The impact of loneliness
The impact of loneliness

Most Australians will experience loneliness at some point in their lives. Dr Michelle Lim from Swinburne University shares her research into the prevalence of loneliness in society, the impact it has on our health, and the importance of building and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – trying a new sport
Infographic: Exercise and wellbeing – trying a new sport

With the Tokyo 2020 Games finally set to go ahead this year, there will be plenty of inspiration on show. So, why not shake up your exercise routine and try something new? Olympic athletes will compete across 33 sports and Paralympic athletes across 22. From Badminton to Sport Climbing, here are six suggestions to get you started.

The role of diet in inflammation
The role of diet in inflammation

What is inflammation? And, what role does diet play in lowering inflammation in the body? In today’s article we speak to Dr Aimee Dordevic from Monash University to learn more about the relationship between food and inflammation.

Q&A: Martial arts to improve wellbeing
Q&A: Martial arts to improve wellbeing

Can doing martial arts improve our cognitive function and mental health? In today’s Q&A, we speak to Dr Paloma Mari-Beffa, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bangor University in the UK about her research into the way martial arts make us more alert and vigilant, boost our concentration and improve wellbeing.