Research and Activities

In this article, Professor Ewa Roos (University of Southern Denmark) explains the importance of keep exercising even if you are in pain.

“Most people experience a 10% pain increase when they start to exercise – some experience more, others less. This is not a warning sign but the body signaling that you are doing something you are not used to.”


In this article, Professors Anne Tiedemann and Cathie Sherrington (University of Sydney) explain the importance of being physically active.

“It (physical activity) can prevent and help to manage many health conditions including diabetes, some cancers, heart disease, and dementia.”


In this article, Professor Peter Milburn (Griffith University) explains how much exercise do we need to maintain health, improve fitness or lose weight? And where is the line between healthy and harmful?

“To maintain a healthy weight, Australia’s dietary guidelines recommend adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity – such as brisk walking, social tennis or swimming – on most days. But if we want to lose weight, and don’t cut back on food and drink, we need to do more.”


In this article, PhD Flavia Cicuttini (Alfred Hospital – Monash University) explains the changes and processes that occur in our body as we age, the conditions we are more likely to suffer from and what we can do to prevent them.

“Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 conditions affecting the joints. All result in pain and often severely limit the activities a person can do. There are many different types of arthritis, each with a different cause.”

Here are some recommended activities you may wish to investigate



Use fitness apps and tracking devices and have a competition with yourself or family and friends.

You can start with entry level devices at lower cost or get an all out sports watch! Some popular tracking brands are:


– Apple watch

– Garmin

– Polar

– Fitbit


* These will usually have an associated fitness phone application so you can see if you’re reaching your daily goal as the day goes on!


Popular phone applications include:

  • MapMyWalk
  • MapMyRun
  • MapMyRide
  • Strava Training (Run and Ride)
  • Couch to 5K



There are several gymnasiums you could join who will be well equipped for you to continue your GLA:D® exercises or start a new strength program. If you need help with putting a strength program together you can see a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.

Join your local YMCA for swimming, gym or personal training to get you started with a program



Consider practicing mindfulness to help you reflect on your goals, improve concentration and sleep, which will in turn help your

  • Headspace: Meditation and Sleep
  • Luminosity Brain Training