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Importance of physical activity in reducing burden of disease in Australia

Posted on 6/17/2019
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released their latest report, Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015, last week.

QLD State Budget continues to support physical activity

Posted on 6/12/2019
The 2019-20 Queensland Budget was tabled in State Parliament yesterday, 11 June 2019. ESSA is in support of the Queensland Government taking a proactive stance in encouraging preventative health initiatives...

New report explores the future of the exercise and sports science workforce

Posted on 6/11/2019
ESSA is today launching the 2019 Future Workforce Report which explores the future of the workforce and the opportunities and barriers that may arise.

Exercise Right: Highlighting the importance of exercise this Men’s Health Week

Posted on 6/11/2019
The lifestyles men lead can influence how healthy they are in the short and long term. In fact, 70% of a man’s overall health is controlled by his lifestyle choices, as opposed to genetics.

ESSA launches Reconciliation Action Plan to help better guide the industry

Posted on 6/11/2019
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27th May – 3rd June and is a time for all Australians to learn about the shared histories, cultures and achievements of...

Media Statement: ESSA Congratulates New Federal Ministry

Posted on 5/27/2019
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) today congratulates the new Federal Ministry announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the weekend.

Exercise Right Week 2019: the importance of active ageing

Posted on 5/20/2019
Keeping active is vital as we age, and this week, Exercise Right is championing this statement.

Position statement on exercise medicine in cancer management has been updated

Posted on 5/15/2019
In 2009, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) published the first ever position statement on exercise guidelines for people with cancer in the world.

Launch of latest Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System for health and fitness industry

Posted on 5/14/2019
In collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Fitness Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is today pleased to announce the launch of the newly developed Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS)...

‘Exercise Your Mood’ to benefit your mental health

Posted on 5/9/2019
ESSA encourages the significant role physical activity can play when it comes to looking after our mental health and seeking the right advice from the right professional.

Exercise Right Week 2019: Inspiring Australians to “Move More, Age Better”

Posted on 5/7/2019
Exercise Right Week is an annual campaign run by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) from the 20th – 26th May 2019.

Media Statement: ESSA Releases 2019 Federal Election Priorities

Posted on 5/14/2019
ESSA has today has released its Federal Election Priorities which calls on all candidates for the upcoming elections to support these policies to ensure all Australians are provided with better access to exercise professionals.

GST Red Tape Leads to Aussie health crisis

Posted on 4/26/2019
Parliamentary processes are leaving the elderly and individuals with chronic health conditions short changed as a result of GST being applied to the cost of seeing accredited exercise physiologists nationwide.

Media Statement: ESSA supports increased health services for rural Australia

Posted on 4/18/2019
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) today supports the four key areas outlined by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA)...

The importance of physical activity in obesity epidemic

Posted on 4/16/2019
Australians are currently witnessing the emergence of a public health crisis in the form of escalating rates of overweight and obesity...

Exercise is medicine for cancer patients when prescribed by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Posted on 4/11/2019
Exercise is medicine when prescribed to cancer patients in conjunction with their routine treatment. Today, there are now further calls...

The role of physical activity in closing the health gap for Indigenous populations

Posted on 3/21/2019
Today marks National Close the Gap Day, a time for all Australians to come together and commit to achieving health equality for...

Media Statement: ESSA Congratulates Newest Fellowships

Posted on 3/18/2019
ESSA wishes to congratulate the following three members on this achievement, and thank them for their contributions to ESSA and...

ESSA stays committed to the continuous progress of exercise and the benefits for mental illness

Posted on 3/11/2019
In 2018, the Federal Government’s budget firmly demonstrated a commitment to making the mental health of our nation a top priority...

ESSA celebrates the pioneering women in our industry on International Women’s Day

Posted on 3/8/2019
Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while...