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  • 13.02.2019 Young men want flexibility, a good sign for workplace gender equality Millennial men's interest in having a fuller life out of work than their predecessors may accelerate gender...… The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 11.02.2019 New VicHealth grants to boost community sport Health promotion foundation VicHealth will provide around half a million dollars in new funding to Victorian sports clubs in an effort to...<br/><br/>Health promotion foundation VicHealth will provide around half a million dollars in new funding to Victorian sports clubs in an effort to get more people across the state active and involved with their local club. VicHealth is encouragi… Get Regional
  • 11.02.2019 The unexpected benefits of letting my 10-year-old ride around the neighbourhood On any given weekend you might find a pile of twisted metal and wheels in my front yard. It can only mean one thing...<br/><br/>their late primary school years has beneficial effects on their wellbeing. Dr Lisa Gibbs and a team from the University of Melbourne's McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, studied children between the ages of 10-12 who were allowe… Essential Kids (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 09.02.2019 Fitness apps struggle to improve healthy behaviour, study finds Researchers have delivered sobering news to fitness aficionados who appreciate the convenience of health and wellbeing mobile apps – a vast...<br/><br/>aficionados who appreciate the convenience of health and wellbeing mobile apps – a vast majority fall short of improving healthy behaviours. Combined research from VicHealth and Deakin University revealed two apps from a list of 348 obtained a fo… The New Daily
  • 08.02.2019 Get active to get a slice of major funding SPORTS clubs in Northern Victoria will be supported to create new opportunities to get women, girls and less active Victorians playing...<br/><br/>take this opportunity to apply for a grant so we can support you to deliver new opportunities to get more people active.” VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter said with less than a third of Victorians getting enough physical activit… Cobram Courier
  • 06.02.2019 Grants aimed at getting girls active VICHEALTH has opened its latest round of Active Club Grants, with funding of up to $3000 and $10,000 up for grabs...<br/><br/>VICHEALTH has opened its latest round of Active Club Grants, with funding of up to $3000 and $10,000 up for grabs in a bid to get more women and girls playing sport, as well as increase opportunities for all ages, genders and abilities. W… Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 06.02.2019 Aquatics and Recreation Victoria partners to present workshops to advance female leaders Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV) and the Director of Advancing Women in Sport and Business, Michelle Redfern have partnered together to...<br/><br/>Ambassadors: Dr Bridie O’Donnell, Head of Office for Women In Sport & Recreation Lisa Hasker, Chief Executive,  Vicsport Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive,  VicHealth Karen Golden, General Manager Destinations and Wellness Group, Belgravia… Australasian Leisure Management
  • 05.02.2019 Walk to School title returned to Edi Upper Primary Small numbers have worked to the favour of Edi Upper Primary School in taking the title of highest participation...<br/><br/>for the annual Walk to School program in the North East region. A record 147,000 kids walked or rode to school in term four as part of the VicHealth initiative. Principal Sarah Patterson said her students were excited about the potential of a foo… The Border Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 04.02.2019 New city parks are a breath of fresh air There’ll be many happy dogs in Melbourne by 2020. The City of Melbourne has announced plans for six new parks by...<br/><br/>of medication. VicHealth likewise report that contact with green space is correlated with lower blood pressure and stress levels. People really like to look at plants. There’s evidence that hospital patients are discharged sooner when they can se… The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 03.02.2019 Walk to School had a big impact on the number of kilometres travelled in cars in Ballarat Cars around Ballarat travelled more than 21,000 fewer kilometres during VicHealth’s annual Walk to School program...<br/><br/>, we also know that many parents worry that others will judge them as ‘bad parents’ for letting their kids travel to school independently,” said VicHealth executive manager of programs Kirstan Corben. “Yet we know that kids who are driven to scho… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 31.01.2019 Study Finds Only 2 Out Of 348 Fitness And Health Apps Actually Work Oh no - by Francesca Wallace<br/><br/>by VicHealth and Deakin University, assessed 348 popular apps and found that just two received a four star rating — and none got as far as five stars. “Our research showed unfortunately most apps aren't based on evidence and are unlikely to help… Marie Claire
  • 29.01.2019 Getting active can be simple, flexible and app free in Mount Pleasant PERSONAL trainer Dianne Boult says starting and maintaining a fitness routine need not be complicated. Ms Boult,...<br/><br/>.  The report found two out of the 348 apps reviewed got a four our of five-star rating for ability to help people change behaviour. VicHealth principal advisor Lyn Roberts said most people look to apps for convenience but research showed most he… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 29.01.2019 Using an app to track your health? Most aren’t helping all that much, study finds Are you relying on a phone app to help get your health and fitness under control? They might not be doing all that much, a study by Deakin...<br/><br/>if they had hidden in-app purchases. “At lot of the apps that are…available are not actually based on much evidence,” Principal Advisor for Vic Health Dr Lyn Roberts told ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast. “You need an app that can help you track y… ABC News
  • 29.01.2019 The health apps that actually work (there’s two clear winners) New research has found most health and fitness-related mobile phone apps are based on no evidence. The study, by Deakin University and...<br/><br/>based on no evidence. The study, by Deakin University and VicHealth, analysed more than 300 apps and found only two — Quit Genius and Unwinding Anxiety — achieved a four-star rating. None received a five-star rating. Lyn Roberts from VicHe… 3AW
  • 28.01.2019 Health and fitness apps a poor fit Most health and fitness-related mobile phone apps are not based on evidence and are unlikely to be a cure-all to...<br/><br/>information with other people.” Many of the worst-performing apps had hidden costs. Results of the Healthy Living Apps project come as the latest VicHealth survey of 3000 Australians found while about a third of adults used apps to improve their … The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)

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