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Of those who have been fortunate enough to be able to work remotely during the pandemic, chances are your home was not quite prepared to become your full-time office. Whether you’re tapping away at that desk you panic-bought, you’re sitting at the kitchen table with the kids or you’re sneaking off to the couch, physiotherapist Luke Pickett says it’s important to consider how you are positioning your body.
How do you feel about going to a group fitness class in a gym, where there's no actual instructor? Instead the instructor's on a screen. Virtual fitness classes have been rolling out in fitness centres and gyms around the country. As with anything, there are pros and cons.
2New research from the UK has identified the summer holiday period as the peak time for children to put on weight and become less fit.1 Anecdotal data from a separate survey of Australian parents2 who use formal and informal childcare during school holidays identified a combination of diet and time spent inactive as key contributors to this decline.