Latest research and news

Here you will find links to recent physical activity research that might be of interest or help inform your programmes and activities.

A US university study has found that women who keep moving during pregnancy may produce children with stronger motor skills.

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A leading New Zealand exercise expert says an obesity epidemic and a physical inactivity crisis are gripping this country.

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New UK research has found that even people who have been quite inactive for much of their life will benefit from exercise when they are middle age or older.

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch – and this was evident on 20th June 2019 when guests attending the Active Canterbury Network’s 10-year anniversary celebration had to pedal their way to lunch with a ride on the ‘Smoothie Bike’.

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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has remained popular for its reported benefits to health, and for those with time restrictions that make longer workouts unrealistic. University of Otago researchers have also recently discovered that high-intensity exercise can reduce or reverse the loss in heart function caused by type 2 diabetes.

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