Tagged: physical activity

Yes, your kids can run all day – they’ve got muscles like endurance athletes - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 27, 2018

Anthony Blazevich, Edith Cowan University and Sébastien Ratel, Université Clermont Auvergne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Most of us know children who can run and play for hours and hours, taking only short rests. As a parent or carer, it can be exhausting. For scientists, why this … Read More

Dietary counselling – how effective and cost-effective is it? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 20, 2018

Prof Nick Wilson, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Dr Linda Cobiac, Dr Anja Mizdrak, Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Prof Tony Blakely In this blog we consider recent literature (particularly reviews) on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dietary counselling as a health intervention. Most studies suggest that dietary counselling is effective though the benefits are typically modest and short-term. The literature on cost-effectiveness … Read More

Even light physical activity in your 70s can prolong life - News

Jean Balchin Feb 21, 2018

A recent study has revealed that even short bursts of exercise, including those of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men. Published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that providing the recommended 150 minute weekly tally of moderate to physical activity is reached, total volume, rather than activity in 10 … Read More

Walking and cycling for transport is good for physical activity levels in Kiwis! - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Oct 31, 2017

By Dr Caroline Shaw, University of Otago.  Physical activity is good for health. Higher levels of physical activity are associated with reduced rates of breast and colon cancer, better mental health, lower obesity rates, lower heart disease, stroke (the list goes on). This blog looks at a new study we just published that found that New Zealanders who walk … Read More

Welly, Chch & Dunners: NZ’s most active cities - News

John Kerr Aug 30, 2016

It seems the weather is no excuse. New Zealand’s cold, wet and windy urban centers are also where the most people get out walking and cycling.  Source: NZTA The findings come from a new report examining levels of active transport – getting around by foot or bicycle – and overall population health in New Zealand’s six largest cities. The … Read More

World needs to ‘get serious’ about exercise - News

John Kerr Jul 28, 2016

The world needs to lift its game when it comes to exercise, warn public health researchers, saying we face a “global pandemic” of physical inactivity. The call comes as part of Special Series published today in leading medical journal The Lancet. The authors of the Series warn there has been too little progress in tackling the global pandemic of physical inactivity, … Read More

Transport, carbon emission reduction and health- the possibility of a virtuous circle? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jun 09, 2014

Dr Caroline Shaw and Associate Professor Simon Hales Editor note: In this Blog, Caroline Shaw and Simon Hales reflect on the weak evidence on health co-benefits for some ‘big’ environmental policies, but also highlight that there are many ‘no-brainer’ actions … Continue reading → … Read More

Physical activity or nutrition interventions: which can improve population health the most and save the most health dollars? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Nov 19, 2013

Professor Tony Blakely and Associate Professor Nick Wilson We gave a presentation to Members of Parliament last week on taxes and subsidies on food, the pros and cons (slides here). In this blogpost we go into some extra detail on … Continue reading → … Read More