Parents have a vital role to play in setting a good example for active, healthy lifestyles for their children
Many children love video games, but what are the consequences of children spending a large amount of the time in front of a screen?
Is the stereotypical image of 'tweens' and teens plugged into headphones and endlessly surfing the Internet or playing computer games based on fact?
Once upon a time it was widely assumed scientific advances would continue to add to our life expectancy. That was before the obesity epidemic arrived ...
With fast food advertising during children's television viewing becoming increasingly controversial, does TV consumption influence diet?
Children who walk to school are likely to be more physically active than their peers in their leisure time
Spending quality time with your kids has been shown to directly affect child obesity rates
Are your children spending too much time playing computer games or watching TV? Team sports may be the answer to getting inactive children interested in exercise
Home-based programs can dramatically increase the activity levels of children, Australian research has revealed.
Activities for kids don't seem to involve as much activity these days; television and playing computer games don't do much for fitness. So what can we do?
How can physical activity improve the mood, concentration skills and alertness of students (and teachers)? Let us count the ways.
Watching adult-targeted programs such as current affairs, crime shows and movies, increases sleeping difficulties in young children
To what extent are television viewing habits directly related to physical inactivity?
So you're looking for a PE class that's more active than stretching but not as competitive as sport. Perhaps yoga might have something to offer
How often have you told your mum or dad that you have nothing to do? Getting to know your local area might mean you never have an excuse to be bored
Ensuring children maintain a healthy weight boosts their chances of having a happy heart later in life
Lifestyle changes will improve your health and give your family a boost as well
The more young people eat with their family, the better their diet
Children who eat away from home often, are more likely to be overweight and have a poor-quality diet
Teenage consumers of coffee and caffeinated soft drinks may think they're giving themselves a liquid wake-up call, but it could make them more tired
Teens who laze their summer holidays away may find their fitness is back at square one on the first day of school
No one wants their children to get hurt but experts are now suggesting that not allowing them to play outside may be doing them harm
What do Australian children see as being important to their health and well being? A NSW study provides valuable insights
Could wireless computer games help children increase their activity levels?
With the number of overweight Aussie kids ballooning, it's increasingly vital to encourage young people to be physically active