What is the Effectiveness of Email-based Exercises in Promoting Psychological Wellbeing & Healthy Lifestyles?

Research Paper Title The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study. Background Web-based interventions provide a possibility to enhance well-being in large groups of people. Only a few studies have studied the effectiveness of the interventions and there is no information on the sustainability of the effects.… Read More

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ADF: Health Promotion & Characteristics

Research Paper Title Health Characteristics and Self-identified Health Promotion Needs of Army Personnel in Perth Western Australia. Outline Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel require high levels of health and fitness to cope with the inherently stressful situations that occur as part of military life. However, several health and lifestyle issues among ADF personnel have been identified… Read More

Linking Physical Activity, Mortality & Adiposity

Research Paper Title Physical Activity and All-cause Mortality Across Levels of Overall and Abdominal Adiposity in European Men and Women: The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC). Background The higher risk of death resulting from excess adiposity may be attenuated by physical activity (PA). However, the theoretical number of deaths reduced by eliminating physical inactivity compared… Read More

The Economic Contribution of Fitness Centres

In the 21st century fitness is about more than just delivering individual-level health benefits. With the specter of obesity, an aging population and an enduring economic downturn, we have the national economy to consider. In 2009 Fitness Australia commissioned Access Economics to conduct research to quantify the economic contribution of fitness centres to the Australian… Read More