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Is your work harming you?

Continually working in a seated position can be bad for your health.

Stefanie Ipsaro-Passione

April 12, 2020

With office jobs on the rise, Australian activity levels have hit an all-time low. Statistics show 50% of Australians work in a job position that involves being sedentary for over eight hours. Safe Work Australia says prolonged sitting can cause negative impacts such as poor posture, a reduction in energy expendit...

Mobile kitchen pops up at ECU

Jamie’s Ministry of Food-Mobile Kitchen parked at ECU, Mt Lawley.

Marley Amphlett and Vesh Arumugam

October 22, 2017

For several weeks, the presence of a large vehicle in the car park has puzzled students at Edith Cowan University in Mt Lawley. ECU Daily saw this as an opportunity to investigate and educate. Kristy Clark, Arts and Communications student, said: “It's been in the car park for a while, I haven't...

Ditch screen time for green time this October

ECU beach volleyball competitors

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017

Outdoors WA is encouraging West Australians to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the state's landscape this month for Outdoors October. There are a variety of activities and events being organised for people to enjoy such as bush walks, camping, boating and many more. Jamie Bennett, the Executive Officer of Outdoors WA, said: “Outdoors...

Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

More than a game

Photo taken by Claudia Haines-Cappeau, of an AFL football

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

October 1, 2017

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). The importance of sport to the lives of Indigenous Australians has been widely acknowledged,...

Top apps to enhance living

Top apps to enhance living

Mari Spanja, Reporter

September 11, 2017

With so many apps coming out so fast it's easy to overlook some of the gems that can make life a little easier. We took a moment to ask around and make a list of seven of the apps our friends are raving about:   Number one: Tasty The free Tasty application was released this year on the app store and features over 2...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kids will enjoy a reading by the Kylie Howarth of her new book 1,2 Pirate stew, as part of her art workshop. Photo credit: Kylie Howarth.

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 16, 2017

Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday, 20 May, at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 10am to 3pm. Families can book into a free workshop...

#Fitspiration or #fitsploitation? How health hashtags can harm

Jess Baller from JKM Fitness shares a fitspiration photo on Instagram
Image: @jkm_fitness

Danielle Marklew, Staff reporter

June 10, 2015

Type 'fitspiration' into any social media website and within seconds millions of slim and athletic bodies, motivating catch-phrases, and stylishly healthy meals fill the screen. It’s enough to make you push aside that block of chocolate and reach for an apple instead. Instagram alone has more...

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