Topics: Physical activity

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016) Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


A community-based lifestyle intervention targeting Type II Diabetes risk factors in an Australian Aboriginal population: a feasibility study

Rankin P, Morton D, Kent L, Mitchell B (2016) A community-based lifestyle intervention targeting Type II Diabetes risk factors in an Australian Aboriginal population: a feasibility study. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 16(3). Retrieved [access date] from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/a-community-based-lifestyle-intervention-targeting-type-ii-diabetes-risk-factors-in-an-australian-aboriginal-population-a-feasibility-study


Sports drinks are gammin!

Cancer Council Victoria (2016) Sports drinks are gammin! Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria The Rethink Sugary Drinks, the Sports Drinks are Gammin! campaign draws on the experiences of five Aboriginal athletes to encourage Aboriginal community members in Victoria (Vic) to drink water instead of sugary drinks.


Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review

Castles S, Wainer Z, Jayasekara H (2016) Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15048)


Management of diabetes in Indigenous communities: lessons from the Australian Aboriginal population

Nguyen HD, Chitturi S, Maple-Brown LJ (2016) Management of diabetes in Indigenous communities: lessons from the Australian Aboriginal population Internal Medicine Journal; Accepted articles: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13123)


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Toward an understanding of the poor health status of Indigenous Australian men

Mellor D, McCabe M, Ricciardelli L, Mussap A, Tyler M (2015) Toward an understanding of the poor health status of Indigenous Australian men Qualitative Health Research; Online before print: ()


Physical functional limitations among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal older adults: associations with socio-demographic factors and health

Gubhaju L, Banks E, MacNiven R, McNamara BJ, Joshy G, Bauman A, Eades SJ (2015) Physical functional limitations among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal older adults: associations with socio-demographic factors and health PLoS ONE; 10: (1-17)


The social and emotional benefits of yoga for Aboriginal Australian children: a pilot case series study

Dr van Bockxmeer J, McNamara K, Dr Green J (2015) The social and emotional benefits of yoga for Aboriginal Australian children: a pilot case series study. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin 15(4). Retrieved [access date] from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/the-social-and-emotional-benefits-of-yoga-for-aboriginal-australian-children-a-pilot-case-series-study


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