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Exercise that promotes muscular strength may be just as important for health as aerobic activities according to new research from the University of Sydney.

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Exercise and movement have been shown to significantly improve the lives of those who have Parkinson's disease.

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A University of Otago study shows that New Zealanders who walk and cycle for transport are much more likely to have adequate levels of physical activity than those who drive cars.

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New research shows that regular exercise could help reduce the effects of cancer while also improving life after it has been beaten.

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A new study has found that short bursts of intensive exercise boosts children’s brain power and has benefits for children with learning difficulties or conditions such as autism.

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A revamped Swimsmart Membership allows kids to swim for free at all Christchurch City Council pools outside of their booked lesson to give them the best opportunity to practise their skills.

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Mind-body practices such as yoga have been around for a long time. In recent years yoga has become more accepted in the mainstream, with exercise options in this area increasing.

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A leading national exercise expert says New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar.

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A number of Kiwis struggle to keep active and healthy when winter temperatures plummet, but a leading New Zealand exercise expert says gym membership numbers actually go up in winter.

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A national award-winning personal trainer is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily.

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