A research report by the University of Wollongong’s Early Start Research Institute indicates children, particularly girls, involved in sports from a young age have significant mental, social and psychological benefits. Dylan Cliff who was involved in the research explains the benefits of sustained physical activity for children and PE teaching student and gymnastics instructor Rebecca Paulson illustrates the effects she has seen sports have on young children.

Breaking a trendy sweat
Just like food and fashion, it seems there are new exercise trends popping up every month. Right now, two polar opposites are on the agenda: yoga and interval training. But what is the best thing for your body?

Audio: Nina Ferguson
Video: Chelsea Anstee
Photo: Yasmin Blundell