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Reasons Why Variety in Sports is the Spice of Life

Reasons Why Variety in Sports is the Spice of Life

Sports play a crucial role in our physical and mental well-being. They help us stay active, improve our overall fitness, and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. However, playing the same sport repeatedly can become monotonous and may not provide a comprehensive workout. This is where mixing up and playing different sports can be beneficial.

In this blog post, we'll explore why it is essential to mix up and play different sports and how it can impact our health.

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Study: Physical Activity More Effective Than Medication for Depression

Study: Physical Activity More Effective Than Medication for Depression

1 year ago

Researchers from the University of South Australia are urging for exercise to be prioritized as a primary approach to managing depression, as a new study has shown that physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than counseling or leading medications.

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, is the most extensive to date, covering 97 reviews, 1039 trials, and 128,119 participants.

How to Encourage Your Child to Get Active

How to Encourage Your Child to Get Active

1 year ago

As a parent, you undoubtedly want your child to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and this latest research suggests that exercise not only benefits their physical health but also their mental wellbeing. In this article, we'll share some tips to help you get your child moving and enjoying exercise, so they can reap the benefits for their mental health as well as their physical health.

Inspiring People: Colin Thorne - 98 year old park runner

Inspiring People: Colin Thorne - 98 year old park runner

1 year ago

Colin Thorne, a remarkable 98-year-old from Whangārei, New Zealand, celebrated finishing his 100th parkrun after giving up marathons eight years ago. Despite having started running later in life, Thorne had completed an impressive 50 marathons from the age of 64 and countless half-marathons. He attributed his success to his determination to keep active and fit.

Inspiring People: Rajinder Singh "Skipping Sikh"

Inspiring People: Rajinder Singh "Skipping Sikh"

1 year ago

Fitness and wellness are crucial for a healthy and balanced life. However, many people struggle to maintain a regular exercise routine due to various reasons. One man, however, has made it his life's mission to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to stay active and healthy - and he's doing it in a unique way.

Physical Activity: The Benefits of Starting Slow

Physical Activity: The Benefits of Starting Slow

1 year ago

Starting a new physical activity routine can be daunting, especially if you haven't been active in a while. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. But the good news is that you don't have to go from zero to hero overnight. In fact, starting slow and gradually building your fitness level has many benefits.

Top 10 Free Fitness Apps in 2023

Top 10 Free Fitness Apps in 2023

1 year ago

In recent years, the popularity of fitness apps has grown significantly, making it easier than ever for people to stay active and healthy. However, with so many apps available on the market, it cannot be easy to know where to start. This article will explore ten of the most popular free fitness apps in Australia.

10 Fitness Challenges to Try with a Friend

10 Fitness Challenges to Try with a Friend

1 year ago

Working out with a friend can be a game-changer for your fitness routine. Of course, it makes exercise more fun and enjoyable, but having a workout partner can also provide accountability, motivation, and support. Plus, when you have a friend by your side, you're more likely to push yourself harder and try new things.

Word of the year - an alternative to new year resolutions

Word of the year - an alternative to new year resolutions

1 year ago

New Year's resolutions are a common tradition, but they often fail. One alternative to resolutions is choosing a word of the year. This involves selecting a single word that you would like to focus on or embody throughout the year. By doing so, you can set an intention for the year that is more specific and easier to remember than a list of resolutions. In this article, we will explore the benefits of setting a word of the year and provide some tips for choosing and using your word effectively.

Keeping your New Year's resolution

Keeping your New Year's resolution

1 year ago

New Year's resolutions are a time-honored tradition, a way to start the year off on the right foot and make positive changes in our lives. But let's face it, it's easy to make a resolution, but it's not always easy to keep it. In fact, studies have shown that up to 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. If you're determined to make this the year that you finally achieve your goals, however, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of success.

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