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Help! My child does not enjoy team sport.

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Sport is deeply entrenched in Australian culture.  There is no shortage of choice for our youth to participate in team sports.  Team sports make up the vast majority of sporting programs at schools, and outside school (club sport). So what if your child doesn’t like sport?  Especially team sports? We have a LOT of parents...

Moody teenagers – how movement helps

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Got a MOODY TEENAGER? Let me share a small win with you … how getting her to move improved her mood. They say pick your battles … so this time I chose to stand my ground and I’m glad I did. Our teenager is less than impressed with the menu of a cafe we go…

Do you have a 12 year old girl or boy who has given up on sport?

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At Fitter Futures we work with many girls who are feeling anxious, insecure, and low in confidence about themselves, their bodies and their physical capability. Some have dropped out of sport. Others have never liked sport or exercise generally. Sam Mathers, Founder of Fitter Futures, talks about why parents are enrolling their teenage girls (and…

Teenage girls and exercise – how Fitter Futures is helping girls build confidence and motivation

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At Fitter Futures we work with many girls who are feeling anxious, insecure, and low in confidence about themselves, their bodies and their physical capability. Some have dropped out of sport. Others have never liked sport or exercise generally. Sam Mathers, Founder of Fitter Futures, talks about why parents are enrolling their teenage girls (and…

Why kids and teens should exercise before school

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Sam Mathers, Founder of Fitter Futures explains the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning, and why kids & teens should exercise before school.

Fun Fitness Activities To Do as a Family

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Thanks to Brisbane’s great weather and active culture, our city is packed with events that focus on fitness. Throughout the entire year, you can find fun activities to take part in as a family that will get you and your loved ones moving. Not only is participating in these events fun and physically rewarding, but…

How labelling kids as “non sporty” can negatively impact them

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PLEASE do not let your child or teenager hear you describe them as “not a sporty kid”. In my experience, kids/teens identifying themselves as being “not sporty” or “not a sporty kid” often goes hand-in-hand with a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem particularly with regards to physical capability, limiting beliefs about what they can do,…

The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss in Teens

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In our society and diet-obsessed culture, weight loss is generally considered a good thing. The reality is that there is a big difference between healthy weight loss and unhealthy weight loss, especially in teens. Unless your teen is overweight or obese, there is no reason they should be focusing on weight loss as it can…

The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity is a serious health issue that is unfortunately too common in Australia. Causes for childhood obesity vary genetically, though oftentimes stem from an unhealthy and unsustainable lifestyle. Childhood obesity can lead to a vast array of risks due to the physical and mental strain it puts on the body. Health Risks Associated With…

The Importance of Sports in Adolescence

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Ongoing physical activity and being a part of a team or social sport in adolescence can be immensely beneficial for teenagers and children. While we know that playing sports and participating in physical activity is good for the body, there are a number of other benefits that make participating in sports essential for adolescents.  The…

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