Children and teens around the world are not moving enough for healthy growth and development. Aotearoa scores only slightly better than the global average, despite a high uptake of school sports.
Obesity leads to a number of maternal and child health problems.
Residential ‘stroads’ – neighbourhood streets that have become rat runs for through traffic – can be turned back into safe, mixed-use streets that put residents’ and children’s needs first.
Physical activity levels decline during the teenage years. Introducing your teen to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one way to get them moving and feeling better.
Family routines can provide stability during times of stress. Here are four strategies for building resilience against stress and family challenges to put into place as children head back to school.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
Using poles while you walk can be a great, low-impact way to exercise.
So-called ‘weekend warriors’ had a 30% lower risk of death from any cause compared to those who never exercised.
The most important thing is to listen to your body in order to avoid heat illness.
Exercise that targets balance and strength is the most effective for reducing the risk of falls.
During spring and summer, as more people consider exercising outdoors, a trauma- and violence-informed approach to physical activity can help ensure equity, inclusion, safety and access.
Voters need to hold political candidates and their parties to account on sport and recreation issues and advocate for support from provincial and territorial governments.
A new study looks at UK kids’ physical activity levels once COVID restrictions had begun to lift compared with before the pandemic.
Mothers with young children are consistently identified as having lower levels of physical activity and leisure opportunities, which place their physical and mental health at risk.
Research is revealing that fitness trackers alone can be helpful facilitators toward changing a sedentary lifestyle but don’t motivate people to increase their physical activity.
There are benefits to group exercise, but relying too much on a group may leave people less resilient for solo exercise, especially if suddenly cut off from a group as many were during COVID-19.
Despite knowing the health benefits of exercise and the harms of inactivity, many of us still struggle to find the motivation to get moving.
Parents in a study discussed barriers and opportunities in encouraging children’s physical movement during COVID-19 — from arguing about warm clothing for outdoor play to finding local hiking trails.
When asked about postpartum exercise, women were curious about strategies and recommendations for physical activity after the birth of a child, including finding the time, energy and motivation.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is surprisingly common, affecting about one in four adults. Eating processed foods and sugary drinks can increase the risk of developing the disease.