Diabetes: a preventable epidemic
As a mother of 2 boys under 5, I always worry about my children: are they getting enough exercise? Are they eating enough fruit and vegetables? Do they watch too much TV? Government guidelines recommend no TV for children under 2, and only 1 hour for children aged 2 to […]
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Australia ill at ease without Olympic gold rush
The Australian sporting psyche was established in the 1950’s and 60’s when the country produced an abundance of international sporting heroes. Dominating the pool, tennis courts and cricket fields, we quickly became used to the drug of victory.
Education dreaming, becoming reality
The Australian education discourse is a largely urban one. Families in the capital cities have an abundance of schooling options to choose from, with the major consideration being the merits of public vs. private education. The biggest gap in Australia’s education system, where the ‘right to a good education’ is hardest […]
Combating non-communicable diseases (Australian Sports Outreach Program in Nauru)
It was possible to build up a healthy and strong society with sports. By introducing volleyball in Nauru, Australia, a whole community started fighting against the huge expenses created by obesity and cardiorespiratory diseases. It is all about clever ideas to change the current habits of the people.
From kitchen scraps to compost: A council initiative in Adelaide
To me there is nothing more refreshing and soul-uplifting than to take a break from the stresses of daily life by going for a walk through a park or bushland reserve, watching the sunlight dance among the leaves of a gumtree or upon the surface of a stream. In doing […]