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The Anti-Cottonwool Schools Where Kids Stare Down Risk in Favour of Nature Play

Far from wrapping children in cotton wool, a growing number of WA public schools are doing the opposite, giving their students the opportunity to race around on rollerblades, fly off ramps in crates and slide down trees. They are setting aside injury concerns to help children build resilience and squeeze in much-needed physical activity, in [...]

10 Ways To Improve Positive Body Image

When it comes to body image issues, the struggle is equal for men and women. The feeling of low self-confidence, being judged for your weight, not fitting into clothes and the pressure to live up to society's standard of a body type can be all too crippling. It’s normal to be insecure, to compare ourselves to [...]

Encouraging Positive Mental Health

Mental health is becoming a more widely discussed topic. It’s apparent that maintaining positive mental health can contribute to stronger overall well-being. However, there is a stigma commonly associated with mental health issues that often prevents those from seeking help. Where do we begin? Our children. 14 percent of Australian children between the ages of [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:39:01+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Resistance Training Could Be Powerful Weapon Against Depression

Resistance training's benefits go way beyond building big muscles: A new scientific paper demonstrates it might also be a great treatment for depression. The mental health condition has far-reaching impacts: it's estimated 1 million Australians have depression in any one year, and around one in six will experience it at some point in their lives. [...]

Experts Encourage Exercise to Protect Against Depression

What’s your one hour a week? The Black Dog Institute is challenging Australians to complete at least one hour of physical activity a week to help improve their physical and mental health as part of ‘Exercise Your Mood’ week, until May 6, 2018. The campaign follows a recent study led by the Black Dog Institute [...]

6 Morning Habits That Help You Focus All Day

If you find yourself easily distracted throughout the day, you might want to consider tweaking some of your morning habits. They probably won’t eliminate all distractions, but you’ll at least start your workday strong building a good foundation for the rest of the day. 1. Take a walk If you read a lot of health and fitness [...]

By |2018-03-29T14:23:19+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

13 Weird Ways to Get Children to Sleep

Exhausted after Christmas and the new year? Are you craving a few more hours in bed? Are you a parent whose sleepless children are leaving you a sleep-starved wreck? These days in early January are claimed as the darkest days for sleep deprivation. The modern barometer for such moments - the number of Google searches [...]

Time For Our Children to Put Down the Devices and Participate in Sport

As too many of our youth spend more and more hours in a zombie-like trance on their video games and electronic devices, parents are beside themselves. Our kids don't want to exercise, let alone do their school work. A phone or computer screen is their best friend as they contact whoever knows who on the [...]

Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-year-olds By Age 19

The adolescent years are when people's bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They're eager for new experiences. By all accounts, this should be among the most active periods in a person's lifetime. Except it turns out it's not. In an eye-opening study [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:45:55+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Depression Prevention For Children

Depression is a devastating disorder. Once you have had an episode of depression your susceptibility to having further periods of depression increases. Resilient Youth’s research on 160,000 young people shows the rates of students who are at risk of depression increases across the years of school. Years   Girls              Boys [...]