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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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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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