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Saturday, 29 Jan 2022
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sunburn

Sunburn is the skin’s reaction to the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. You can see sunlight and feel heat (infrared radiation), but you can’t see or feel UV radiation. It can damage your skin even on cool, cloudy days. Sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin. The signs of sunburn can start to […]

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Sun protection in the snow

Most Australians are aware of the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during summer. Winter activities such as snow skiing or snowboarding also pose a high risk of sunburn and skin damage. More UV radiation reaches the earth’s surface in alpine regions than at sea level because the atmosphere is thinner at the higher altitude. Snow […]

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Benefits of exercising outdoors

Forget expensive gym memberships – research shows that being active or exercising in the great outdoors is not just a whole lot cheaper, but it’s also much better for you. Heading outside for your workout – or even a leisurely walk – not only has great physical benefits, but did you know it can also give you […]

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Move!—Because Exercise Can Boost Your Brainpower

INTRODUCTION Most people know that physical activity is important for their physical health. People who are more physically active have a smaller risk of getting ill (for example, developing heart disease), they tend to live longer and they have a higher quality of life [1]. Because of this, an average of at least 60 min of physical […]

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Sweat

Sweat is produced by glands in the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis. Sweat glands occur all over the body, but are most numerous on the forehead, the armpits, the palms and the soles of the feet. Sweat is mainly water, but it also contains some salts. Its main function is to control body […]

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Overseas travel – health tips

Summary Overseas travellers have a 50 per cent chance of suffering from a travel-related illness. The most common travel-related sickness is gastrointestinal infection, which is generally picked up from poorly prepared food and untreated water. Have a medical check-up to make sure you are healthy before you travel and discuss vaccinations with your doctor. Be […]

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Travel and holiday planning

Summary Common travel hazards include jet lag, theft, illness and stress. Have a medical check-up to make sure you are healthy before you travel and discuss vaccinations with your doctor. Before you go, research the safety of your intended destination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Taking a holiday can broaden your horizons […]

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Sport Rage Prevention

Tips to create positive sporting environments Sport rage is any violence, foul language, harassment, abuse or bad behaviour by players, coaches, officials or spectators of sport.  It is bad for children and bad for sport.  At its worst, sport rage reduces a child’s enjoyment of sport, risks safety, tarnishes clubs and can lead to people […]

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Making Sport Enjoyable for Kids

Sport provides a host of great benefits for kids – they learn new skills, develop confidence, make new friends, play in a team and get physically active. By making it a fun environment, with opportunities for success and encouragement for all, you can help kids really enjoy their sporting experiences and keep them involved for […]

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