Thinking about movement beyond health

Marianne Clark As the weather shifts (almost imperceptibly if you ask this Canadian) from summer to fall here in Sydney, I find myself embracing new options for outdoor activities. Unlike my home country of Canada, where winter means donning layers (and layers) of fleece and down even for the shortest of walks, opportunities in AustraliaContinue reading “Thinking about movement beyond health”

Vitalities Lab Newsletter 9 Spring 2020

10 September 2020 Spring has arrived in the southern hemisphere and we in the Vitalities Lab are welcoming the warmer weather as we continue to adjust to our work from home routines and re-imagine our research projects during the COVID pandemic. As we all work to navigate these challenging conditions, we are particularly excited toContinue reading “Vitalities Lab Newsletter 9 Spring 2020”

The Unfamiliar Intimacy of the Face Mask During COVID-19

Marianne Clark and Clare Southerton As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds in devastating and unpredictable ways, the use of face masks (mandated and suggested) as a means to reduce the spread of the virus has gained attention in popular, media and political discourse, evoking (often heated) debates around how effective and necessary they are, and whetherContinue reading “The Unfamiliar Intimacy of the Face Mask During COVID-19”

Reflecting on Our Zeal for Fitness in Times of Covid-19

Marianne Clark While perhaps not as essential as pasta or toilet paper, fitness gear such as skipping ropes and yoga mats are flying off store shelves during the Covid-19 crisis. A recent personal search led to countless niche online-fitness stores before finally locating a moderately-priced skipping rope available for purchase. It had a few moreContinue reading “Reflecting on Our Zeal for Fitness in Times of Covid-19”