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The perils of over-exercising and under-eating – Waikato Q&A

John Kerr posted in on May 12th, 2016.

The University of Waikato held a live online Q&A session with their experts, covering issues such as over-exercising, ‘fitness addiction and eating disorders. The discussion was recorded and can be viewed below. The Panel included: Associate Professor Holly Thorpe, Associated Professor (Human Development and Movement Studies) Dr Pawel K Olszewski, Senior Lecturer (Biological Sciences) Dr […]

NZ Herald: Millions wasting their time trying to get fit, says study

Peter Griffin posted in on February 8th, 2010.

Research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that the benefits of aerobic exercise are not universal, and that our genes may have a great deal to do with whether exercise benefits us or not. The research looked at over 500 people undertaking aerobic exercise, and found that approximately 20% of these people showed […]

More than 2 hours of screen time a day can damage children

Peter Griffin posted in on January 16th, 2009.

A new Australian study on 2,570 New South Wales school children aged 11 to 15 has found that children who spend more than 2 hours a day in front of the television are less likely to be fit. With concerns about the link between sedentary lifestyles and health, this study set out to examine the […]

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