Reducing the risk of mental illness and dementia as we age
Physical activity benefits the body, but it can also help cognition and reduce the risk of dementia in older Australians says a University of Melbourne expert.
Giving everyone the right to sport
Sport and physical activity are human rights, so there needs to be equitable access for young people in the justice system say University of Melbourne experts.
Australian cities failing on walkability
International study shows Australian cities designed around cars not walking, hampering bid to boost physical activity, says University of Melbourne researcher
Taking on blood cancer - actively
Having blood cancer can be overwhelming, but professionally-guided exercise even when unwell is safe and can boost recovery, says University of Melbourne expert
Exercise really is medicine
Research shows how our mitochondria – the cellular powerhouses – respond to exercise, opening ways for personalised fitness, say University of Melbourne experts
Treating knee arthritis with online exercise and diet
A telehealth diet and exercise program helps people cope with knee osteoarthritis, possibly reducing need for surgery, University of Melbourne research finds.
Meeting the challenge of dementia prevention in Australia
Dementia is the second leading cause of death for Australians, and University of Melbourne research says prevention must be prioritised in our health policies.
Physical activity is critical for children’s quality of life
Increasing the daily level of physical activity could be the easiest ‘win’ for parents to improve their child’s wellbeing, finds University of Melbourne study.
Running on rainbows
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the neuroscience behind the complex decision we make to intentionally move our bodies when we exercise.
Do you think better when you’re moving?
People who performed a task to identify visual targets did significantly better when tested while walking, finds new research led by University of Melbourne.