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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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Resistance training is still an important part of maintaining health, with new benefits recently discovered.

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New Zealand is seeing a significant growth in Māori fitness and personal training leaders, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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New research shows that Kiwis who meet the global physical activity recommendations per week are 51 percent more likely to have healthy mental wellbeing.

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Recent studies have shown that exercise can have a positive impact on gut health.

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Ageing adults often experience declines in cognitive function over time. Some research suggests that exercise may slow those declines.

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A team of researchers at the University of Iowa decided to motivate people to get up and exercise more by turning everyday exercise into a game using a web-based app.

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A national exercise expert says being active during childhood helps with brain development and leads to lower rates of degenerative diseases later in life.

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The Ministry of Health has launched a package of free online resources aimed at getting children aged five and under to play regularly and have quality sleep.

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