Research and News Archive
Benefits of Physical Activity
- NZ facing an obesity epidemic and physical inactivity crisis.
- NZ: The worst in the developed world for inactivity.
- NZ among the worst countries for physical inactivity.
- Supervised exercise produces better results.
- Stay Strong - Live Longer.
- Exercise modifies gut microbiota with positive health effects.
- Exercise is the top thing to do for your brain.
- Exercise and Menopause: What you need to know.
- New research finds strength exercise as vital as aerobic.
- Regular exercise improves lives for people with Parkinson's.
- Expert says regular exercise reduces cancer mortality rates.
- NZ study finds exercise improves children’s brain power.
- Exercise the golden ticket for elderly independence.
- The economic costs of not doing exercise.
- Quantifying the economic benefit of increasing physical activity.
- Exercise lowers Alzheimer's risk even if you start late.
- Even 15 minutes makes a difference.
Mental Health and Well-being
- Physical activity tied to healthy mental wellbeing.
- Positive effects of resistance training on cognitive function in older adults.
- More Kiwis should exercise for mental health.
- Directed thinking increases time spent exercising.
- Links between sedentary behaviour and mental health among adolescents.
- Connecting physical activity and mental wellbeing.
- Physical activity and Depression.
Parents, Children and Families
- Best for babies if mothers exercise during pregnancy.
- New campaign to promote play and activity to under 5s.
- Kiwi kids need to be more active getting to and from school.
- New Active Play resources to help young children move more.
- Making it easier for kids to get active at home.
- What is physical activity in early childhood and is it really important?
- Parents can help prevent obesity in children.
- Exercise or make dinner? Adults trade one healthy act for another.
Promoting Physical Activity
- Celebrating 10 years of keeping Cantabrians on the move!
- Significant growth in Māori exercise leaders.
- Turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results.
- Promoting physical activity by stealth.
- Effective community-based physical activity programs for older adults.
- Physical activity needs to shed Cinderella status in chronic disease prevention.
- Why are we failing to promote physical activity globally?
- Translating the evidence: What works for physical activity.
- Perceived barriers, benefits and motives for physical activity.
Sitting and Workplace Health
Technology and Screen Time
Walking, Cycling and Active Transport