Media Releases

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ESSA congratulates Dr Amy Harding, winner of 2020 ESSA Medal

ESSA is pleased to congratulate Dr Amy Harding, from Griffith University, for winning the 2020 ESSA Medal for her PhD thesis, ‘LIFTMOR-M: Lifting Intervention For Training Muscle and Osteoporosis Rehabilitation for Men’.


Exercise is for everyone this World Health Day

This World Health Day, ESSA is highlighting the statement that “exercise is for everyone”, and shouldn’t discriminate against age, gender, abilities, ethnicity, or geography.


Make time to enjoy eggs-ercise this Easter!

It’s Easter time! Although this weekend may be a time of consuming chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, it doesn’t need to be seen as a way to feel bad about your health and well-being – there’s no need to rule out that chocolate bunny.


Increasing the visibility of female leaders in the exercise and sports science industry

In light of International Women's Day, ESSA is once again increasing the visibility of women within the exercise and sports science industry by celebrating the achievements of three pioneering women, as nominated by their peers.


Value of exercise physiology and prevention recognised in Royal Commission into Aged Care Report

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) welcomed the release of the Final Report: Care, Dignity and Respect by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioners.


Exercising alone this Valentine's Day? Why not find a virtual workout buddy

Being single and without a workout buddy shouldn’t be a reason to not meet your physical activity goals. In fact, with growing tech apps and platforms, why not try connecting your exercise workouts with your digital life.


ESSA signs MOU with Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA)

ESSA and the Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).


ESSA celebrates 30 years of supporting health through exercise

This year, ESSA celebrates its 30th year anniversary of encouraging all Australians to use exercise and sports science to improve their health, both physical and mental, and performance.


Back to school a great opportunity for parents to increase Aussie kids physical activity levels

Most Australian children are either returning to school or having their first day today and ESSA is encouraging parents to include more positive exercise habits outside of their schoolyard activities.


Stick to your New Years resolutions and improve your mental health with exercise

A reminder that exercise promotes better mental well-being which makes sticking to your resolutions even more beneficial.