Fitness

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Physically preparing for distance running
Physically preparing for distance running

When it comes to running, many can make the mistake of inadequately preparing because they assume it’s an easy skill to pick up. But it’s important to take steps to set yourself up for success with running to ensure you stay safe. Exercise Physiologist Dr Luke Del Vecchio from Southern Cross University shares his top tips.

How mountain biking improves my wellbeing
How mountain biking improves my wellbeing

It’s not important how I ride. It’s just important that I ride. I’m a better person after I have been on a ride.’ Matt Hill, K-6 Creative Arts Project Advisor with the New South Wales Department of Education, shares why spending time mountain biking is important for his wellbeing.

Top tips for preventing dehydration
Top tips for preventing dehydration

We’ve all been told we should be aiming to drink eight glasses of water each day. But, how accurate is this recommendation? In this article, we speak with Dr Dominique Condo, Senior Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Deakin University and Performance Dietician at the Richmond Football Club about preventing dehydration.

Playing team sport to improve our social, mental and physical health and wellbeing
Playing team sport to improve our social, mental and physical health and wellbeing

For adults over the age of 25 in Victoria, participation rates in sport are below 10 per cent. But research shows playing sport has a positive impact on our social, mental and physical wellbeing. Here, Dr Rochelle Eime shares some strategies for re-engaging in team and club-based sport.

Adjusting my exercise routine without losing the enjoyment
Adjusting my exercise routine without losing the enjoyment

‘I am still an advocate of moving for wellbeing, but the way that I do that movement has been adjusted. My biggest take away, so far, has been that changing how you move is okay, just as long as you do move.’ Teacher Aimee Blazek shares how she adjusted her exercise regime while pregnant so she could still move her body.

Educator insights: Sandro Biscaro
Educator insights: Sandro Biscaro

Sandro Biscaro, a Health and PE teacher and Daily Organiser at Epping Secondary College in Victoria, shares insights into how he cares for his own mental health and wellbeing.

Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days
Developing a healthy habit: Being active for 28 days

‘Over the Christmas break last year, I decided to commit myself to being active every day for at least 28 days in a row so that I could develop a healthy habit.’ Tamara Smith from St Mary’s Memorial School in South Australia shares how she began walking every day and the positive effect it’s had.

The 10 000 steps myth: Aspects of walking most beneficial to our overall wellbeing
The 10 000 steps myth: Aspects of walking most beneficial to our overall wellbeing

How does walking benefit our physical and mental health? How many steps do we need to do to see benefits to our overall wellbeing? In this article, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Matthew Ahmadi shares the origin of the 10 000 steps per day goal, and how we can still see substantial benefits from fewer steps.

Making room for ‘me time’
Making room for ‘me time’

‘Whenever my colleagues say they’re stressed, I give them a lecture about the benefits of “me time”.’ Primary teacher Vikki Rhodes shares how she makes time to care for her own wellbeing by walking with her friend, and by attending weekly Zumba classes.

Three activities that help to relieve the pressures of school leadership
Three activities that help to relieve the pressures of school leadership

Principal David Smith shares three activities he’s embedded into his life to maintain his health, fitness and wellbeing, whilst also helping to relieve some of the pressures that come with being a school leader.