Fact sheets and other links
The Australian Diabetes Risk (AUSDRISK) Assessment Tool
To find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years, complete the ten short questions in the AUSDRISK Tool.
Diabetes and your health fact sheet
A fact sheet by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.
Shape Up Australia
Keep an eye out for the Shape Up Australia brand when looking for healthy lifestyle information, programs or services near you. All Shape Up Australia branded activities are evidence-based, meaning you can have confidence in the advice and support you receive.
Resistance training - health benefits - Better Health Channel
Resistance training is based on the principle that muscles of the body will work to overcome a resistance force when required to do so. Physical and mental health benefits of resistance training include improved muscle strength and tone, healthy weight, increased bone density and strength.
Chronic illness - Better Health Channel
Chronic illness means the illness is long term. A chronic illness can be stressful and may change the way a person lives and how they relate to others. It is important to speak to a doctor or health care provider for help in dealing with a chronic illness.
10 tips to help prevent type 2 diabetes - Better Health Channel
10 tips to help prevent type 2 diabetes
Arthritis and exercise - Better Health Channel
Exercise can have many benefits for people with arthritis. Regular gentle physical activity can reduce some of the symptoms of arthritis, and improve joint mobility and strength. Helpful exercises may include warm-water exercise, tai chi, dancing, swimming, walking and chair exercises.
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Less than 1 in 5 Australia's don't meet strength training guidelines
Only 9% - 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines. This is the latest from a study by Dr Jason Bennie of Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, and his co-authors of the FIT & WELL Study, partly funded by Fitness Australia. Read more
Prescribing of exercise interventions for management of chronic conditions
A recently published paper says that exercise has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of many chronic conditions. Mortality benefits from exercise are similar to pharmacologic interventions for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Read more