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.

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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Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, according to an international research team.

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ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says New Zealand is rated 10th best in the world for gym membership but we have some of the worst physical inactivity levels globally.

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New Australian research has found that people produce greater muscle strength and body tone when their exercise is supervised compared with unsupervised exercise.

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The American College of Sports Medicine has recently released the annual results of its worldwide fitness trends survey.

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