Latest research and news

Here you will find links to recent physical activity research that might be of interest or help inform your programmes and activities.

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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