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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.

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.

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
The brochure sets out four steps to better health for Australian adults.

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
These recommendations were developed in reference to the existing National Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults published by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Australian Dietary Guidelines summary
The Australian Dietary Guidelines provide up-to-date advice about the amounts and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing.

Australian Dietary Guidelines poster 
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. A visual snapshot.

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1/10/2016

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

1/08/2016

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