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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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Exercise is even better than thinking for the health of your brain says Harvard psychiatry professor John Ratey.

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Keeping active throughout life is an important part of staying healthy, however as we age and at different stages of life, the type of exercise we engage in will need to change to suit us. This is especially true for midlife women.

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Exercise is still the #1 new year’s resolution for most Kiwis.

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