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A new study has found that short bursts of intensive exercise boosts children’s brain power and has benefits for children with learning difficulties or conditions such as autism.

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A revamped Swimsmart Membership allows kids to swim for free at all Christchurch City Council pools outside of their booked lesson to give them the best opportunity to practise their skills.

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Mind-body practices such as yoga have been around for a long time. In recent years yoga has become more accepted in the mainstream, with exercise options in this area increasing.

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A leading national exercise expert says New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar.

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A number of Kiwis struggle to keep active and healthy when winter temperatures plummet, but a leading New Zealand exercise expert says gym membership numbers actually go up in winter.

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A national award-winning personal trainer is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily.

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If you’ve ever struggled with a resolution or maintaining a healthy habit then the free All Right? Habit Sticker is for you!

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The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says Kiwis with mental health illnesses should be encouraged to exercise but it advises against starting off with extravagant exercise regimes.

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Members of Christchurch City Council’s Recreation and Sport Centres will be able to attend Adult Swimsmart lessons at no extra charge from 1st May 2017.

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If you need some one-on-one support to give your fitness regime a boost, you can now sign up for a personal trainer at Christchurch City Council recreation and sport centres.

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