Fitness

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Yoga: putting your own health first
Yoga: putting your own health first

‘If anyone asks, I would definitely tell them that it is healthy to put yourself first on a regular basis; to do something that is just for you.’ Michelle Feely, College Librarian at St Patrick’s College for Girls, shares how yoga has become part of her weekly routine and gives her the opportunity to put herself first.

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.

Why ocean swimming is good for you
Why ocean swimming is good for you

Australians of all ages swim to keep fit and healthy, and as a form of relaxation. In today’s article, Dr Rebecca Olive from the University of Queensland discusses the multitude of physical and mental health benefits of ocean swimming, why it’s good for the ocean ecology as well, and suggests ways to get started in a local swimming group.

The benefits of yoga beyond the mat
The benefits of yoga beyond the mat

Yoga is an ancient practice and meditation, focused around a group of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines. Dr Marc Cohen has been studying integrative and holistic medicine for decades. In today’s article he discusses why yoga improves your health and lifestyle choices, and shares tips to get started.

Why I’ve been riding to work for 15 years
Why I’ve been riding to work for 15 years

Tim Campbell, a Mathematics Learning Specialist at Antonio Park Primary School in Victoria, shares some of the reasons why he’s been riding his bike to work for the past 15 years, and tips on how to find the best bike paths to avoid riding alongside cars.

Getting the most out of your walking routine
Getting the most out of your walking routine

Walking has a multitude of health benefits. In today’s article Dr Megan Teychenne from Deakin University explains how to get the most out of your walking routine, and why you should mix up your regimen with different types of walking to maximise physical, mental and emotional health benefits.

Running: The best way to start my day
Running: The best way to start my day

In today’s piece, John Madden, a Mathematics and Science Teacher at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland shares why he uses running to care for his mental health and wellbeing, and offers insights into why running makes him a more alert and mindful teacher.