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Paws for thought as winter bites

Thursday, 27 June, 2019 - 12:17

Southern Cross Pet Insurance is reminding owners to pay close attention to the health and wellbeing of their pets, as it anticipates a spate of winter-related claims.

Otago review shows sugary drink taxes reduce consumption

Tuesday, 25 June, 2019 - 09:07

A 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks has cut the purchase and consumption of sugary drinks by an average of 10 per cent in places it has been introduced, a just published major review shows.

Vinyl, virtual lungs and 3D printing in Winter Week public lectures

Monday, 24 June, 2019 - 15:13

From virtual lungs to a surge in the popularity of vinyl, Winter Week on Campus once again opens a fascinating window into the world-class research taking place at the University of Auckland.

The gym proving too expensive or time consuming?

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 14:00

How much do you exercise? Government guidelines suggest that, in order to stay healthy, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week - that’s exercise that gets your breathing and heart rate up.

Social disadvantage a key prediction of gap in child obesity rates

Monday, 17 June, 2019 - 05:00

Differences in socioeconomic conditions are a major driver of unequal obesity rates among Māori, Pacific and European children, a new study shows.

CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 14:35

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that income adequacy, along with the consistent certainty of income, is key to ensuring that children's nutritional needs are met for healthy brain development in their critical early years, and for ensuring that they are

Need for care in use of stigmatising terms in weight management - study

Friday, 7 June, 2019 - 05:00

A large quantitative research study has found using the terms ‘weight’ or ‘high BMI (body mass index)’ to describe excess fatness was rated as less stigmatising and less blaming than commonly used medical terms, such as ‘fat’ or ‘obese’.

A call to encourage all children to play sport

Tuesday, 4 June, 2019 - 11:18

Over the past 11 years there has been a large increase in ACC claims for sports injuries in teens.

Since 2008 there has been a 60 per cent increase in ACC lodged sports injuries in 10-14 year olds.

The Wellbeing Budget 'lacked wellness' - Beddie

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 08:39

The Wellbeing Budget simply lacked wellness, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

The Budget had very little to help lift New Zealand up from being the 13th worst in the world in physical activity statistics, he says.

Budget initiative on quality physical activity for children applauded

Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 15:21

Recreation Aotearoa has applauded today’s budget announcement, saying the decision to fund school physical activity advisors is money well spent and recognition for the role that physical activity it plays in the Wellbeing of New Zealanders.