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Barriers to Participation of LGBTIQA+ Youth in Sport and
Physical Activity

Barriers to Participation of LGBTIQA+ Youth in Sport and Physical Activity

Attitudes towards pride efforts in sports vary, with many advocating for more meaningful inclusion. Young people spoke candidly about their feelings towards sports organizations' engagement in the pride space, highlighting issues such as debates and hate speech, the toxic culture of sport, and the impacts of pride rounds. The discussion around the inclusion of trans athletes in elite sports revealed a deep sense of exclusion and frustration, with many feeling unwelcome and unsafe.

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European Handball: A Guide for New Players

European Handball: A Guide for New Players

3 weeks ago

European handball, often simply referred to as handball, is a thrilling and fast-paced team sport enjoyed by millions around the world. Handball offers a fun and dynamic way to stay active and connect with others. Learn about the history, rules, and gameplay of this exciting sport.

Stories of Connection: How Sports Forges Friendships

Stories of Connection: How Sports Forges Friendships

1 month ago

When we think about sports and fitness, it's often the physical challenges and personal achievements that come to mind. However, there's a deeper, quieter force at play: the connections we make with others. Through shared goals and collective joy, sports and fitness groups create stories that last a lifetime. Dive into inspiring tales of individuals like Mimi, Andrew, Grace, Mac, and Liz, who found unexpected friendships and community through their athletic pursuits.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Key to Long Life and Health

Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Key to Long Life and Health

1 month ago

Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and longevity. This comprehensive review from the University of South Australia highlights the profound impact of CRF on reducing the risk of mortality and chronic diseases. Learn how engaging in activities like brisk walking, running, and swimming can enhance your CRF and improve your health outcomes.

Celebrating Volunteers: The Heartbeat of Club Sports and Charity Runs

Celebrating Volunteers: The Heartbeat of Club Sports and Charity Runs

1 month ago

Volunteers are the backbone of community sports clubs and fitness events, playing crucial roles in their success. From event coordination to coaching, logistics, promotion, and ensuring safety, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. Volunteering not only supports the community but also offers personal growth, new friendships, and enhanced wellbeing. Explore the diverse ways you can contribute and experience the many benefits of volunteering.

The Health Benefits of Pickleball

The Health Benefits of Pickleball

1 month ago

Pickleball, a fun blend of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, is more than just a game—it's a powerhouse for your health! This low-impact sport is perfect for all ages and fitness levels, offering a fantastic cardiovascular workout, boosting physical fitness, and enhancing mental well-being. Dive into the world of pickleball and discover a delightful way to stay active and healthy!

Time vs. Steps: What's Best for Health Targets?

Time vs. Steps: What's Best for Health Targets?

1 month ago

Embracing an active lifestyle is a key pillar of healthy aging, but how should older Australian women track their physical activity? A study by Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers valuable insights into this question. By comparing the benefits of monitoring exercise time versus step counts, the research provides a clearer picture of what works best for health in this demographic.

Move For Life: How Midlife Activity Shapes Your Later Years!

Move For Life: How Midlife Activity Shapes Your Later Years!

2 months ago

A study from Australia reveals how staying active in midlife can transform your later years. Learn how midlife activity can lead to a healthier, happier future!

Walking: A Lifesaving Habit for Older Adults

Walking: A Lifesaving Habit for Older Adults

2 months ago

In a groundbreaking study by Monash University, the benefits of walking for transport among older adults have been revealed. This research, spanning over 11,000 community-dwelling seniors in Australia, underscores the profound impact of something as simple as walking on longevity. Even engaging in transport-related walking just once a week has shown to significantly lower the risk of all-cause mortality. With implications for public health policy and urban planning, this study advocates for making walking a more accessible and appealing mode of transport for older adults.

Badminton in Melbourne's West: Where to Play

Badminton in Melbourne's West: Where to Play

2 months ago

From state-of-the-art facilities to welcoming community centres, there's a place for everyone to enjoy the thrill of the game. Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to sharpen your skills or a beginner eager to learn, Melbourne's west offers a myriad of opportunities to dive into the world of badminton and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

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