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Exercise: Powerful Medicine for Health and Ageing, with Dr. Stuart Phillips - YouTube

Imagine a pill that reduced the risk and improved prognosis for all known chronic diseases; it would work regardless of current risk, race, gender, or age. We don't need to test this pill as a large body of data shows its effectiveness. Other beneficial side effects of this pill include reduced anxiety, depression, and improved sleep. Such a pill would be the world's most widely prescribed medication. Sadly, there is no such pill. However, all these benefits come with greater participation in physical activity, defined as anything that makes our muscles burn more energy. Alternatively, perhaps even better, when we exercise: the purposeful practice of activity to gain/maintain fitness or strength.


Join renowned kinesiology researcher, Dr. Stuart Phillips, to learn about how much (or how little) people have to do to improve their odds of living longer, healthier and better lives. This talk is presented as a partnership between the Optimal Ageing Portal and the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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Alcohol and drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - YouTube

This video provides an animated summary of key information based on the Review of alcohol and drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It includes information on:

• the context for effective treatment

• culturally secure services

• how mainstream services can be adapted to be more accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

• benefits of partnerships between services


For more information on Alcohol and Other Drugs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, head to

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Diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - YouTube

This short animated video highlights a number of key facts about diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is based on the Review of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2022). Information covered includes: - the types of diabetes - type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes - the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reporting diabetes by sex, age and remoteness where available - risk and protective factors for managing type 2 diabetes - ways in which improvements can be made to address type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The video is part of a resource package which also includes a plain language summary and a factsheet.

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Food for Thought: The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Ageing - YouTube

The way we eat throughout our lives impacts the way we age. Science has proven that a well-balanced and varied diet full of nutritious foods like fruits and veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins; and limited in sugar, salt, saturated or solid fats, and alcoholic beverages; is critical to good health. This means we all have the power to maximize and improve our health, add vitality to our years, reduce the risk of disease, and increase our healthspans—the number of years we live in good health. And research shows that it’s never too late to make improvements.

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Healthy Ageing: Eat well - YouTube

Hear Julia Phillips (Senior Clinical Dietitian, St George Hospital) share her tips and strategies for making healthy, simple, and convenient food and drink choices as we get older. Visit for more information.


This video series has been produced by the Health Equity, Promotion and Prevention Service.

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