School sport or school play?

In a recent interview, John Coates,  Head of the Australian Olympic Committee, called for sport to be made compulsory in schools. The minister for school education,Peter Garrett ruled out making competitive sport compulsory, saying he doesn’t think kids should be forced “out on to a sporting field if they’ve got other interests”. Unfortunately, Australia’s culture of self worth […]

The myth of metabolism

I was out the other day when I overheard an incredibly rake-like gentleman talking to his friend about metabolisms. “My whole family has a really high metabolism, it’s hereditary”, he said. This comment made me realise that there are some common misconceptions about how our, and our children’s, metabolism works. Rather than try to explain […]

Kick off sport with AusKick

I’ve stumbled across a great little blog with a similar cause to ours. Active Sydney  promotes healthy lifestyle among kids and parents in Sydney. It has some great posts about how to get active in Sydney, and importantly how parents can keep their kids active. Their most recent post is an interesting look at AFL’s AusKick. […]