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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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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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This campaign encourages parents and whānau to play with their children – every day.

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