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The risk of injury when returning to sport after a period of inactivity is minimal if exercise is commenced gradually, says a UNSW expert

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It’s not necessarily the type of exercise that has the biggest impact on women’s strength gains, but how often they do it, a UNSW Sydney-led study has found. 

David Mizrahi

Dr David Mizrahi speaks about his research into the role of exercise during and after chemotherapy for sufferers of paediatric and ovarian cancers.

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Weight training should be a recommended alternative treatment approach for peripheral artery disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that affects about 1 in 6 Australians.

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Even small amounts of exercise – from as little as one hour per week – can offer significant protection against depression, an international research team led by the Black Dog Institute has found.

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UNSW research should encourage schools and even nursing homes to consider adopting exercise routines to assist memory.

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Many people stretch when they exercise or play sport. But does it actually reduce soreness and the risk of injury or enhance sporting performance? Rob Herbert takes a look.

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Dementia isn’t inevitable and simple lifestyle changes in middle age are still the best way to keep the disease at bay.

Obese exercise

Almost two-thirds of adults and one fifth of children aged five to nine years are either overweight or obese, with a higher prevalence among people from lower socioeconomic groups, write Professors Nick Zwar and Mark Harris.

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No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be, writes Lesley Campbell.

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