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Entries in Australia (2)


Australian Medical Association says workers should work out during office hours

Here's a policy statement we can get behind. According to Courier Mail, the Australian Medical Association released a policy statement urging employers to encourage staff to move throughout the day, not just before and after work. The Courier says the statement is in response to statistics showing 60-70% of the Australian population is sedentary.

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Graphic Reason to Support Health Promotion

Australia’s health promotion workforce is making big changes to the nation’s health despite a modest budget. To demonstrate its impact, the Australian Health Promotion Association developed a brand new infographic that clearly demonstrates how their tiny health promotion workforce—it exists on less than 1 percent of health funding, according to this blog post—is saving Australia billions of dollars.

See the infographic here…