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Primary healthcare and the battle against childhood physical inactivity and obesity
(Sage Publications on behalf of the Royal Society for Public Health, 2016-11-01)
The physical activity pandemic is of particular concern with regard to children. Catherine Elliot of Lincoln University, New Zealand, Lee Stoner of Massey University, New Zealand, Michael Hamlin of Lincoln University and ...
Long-term effectiveness of the New Zealand Green Prescription primary health care exercise initiative
(Elsevier on behalf of the Royal Society for Public Health, 2016-11)
The rising incidence of non-communicable diseases in western countries is being driven by poor lifestyle choices, including increasingly inadequate physical activity. The aim of this study was to quantify the effectiveness ...
Physical activity and mental health during COVID-19 lockdown: An international comparison
(Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand, 2020)
Introduction: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, national governments implemented strict containment strategies to limit the spread of the virus. This study assessed physical activity, mental health and wellbeing during ...
Physical activity, mental health and well-being of adults during initial COVID-19 containment strategies: A multi-country cross-sectional analysis
(Elsevier on behalf of Sports Medicine Australia, 2021-04)
Objectives: To assess physical activity (PA), mental health and well-being of adults in the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, New Zealand and Australia during the initial stages of National governments’ Coronavirus disease ...
Efficacy of exercise intervention for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents: Meta-analysis and implications
(Springer International Publishing, 2016-11)
Background: The global rise in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has been linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, including lack of physical activity. However, no known meta-analysis has been conducted on ...
Fitness and fatness are both associated with cardiometabolic risk in preadolescents
Objective: To determine the associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and fatness (overweight-obesity) with cardiometabolic disease risk among preadolescent children. Study design: This cross-sectional study ...
Childhood obesity in New Zealand: time to look at stronger measures?
(New Zealand Medical Association, 2014-07-18)
The recently released report entitled Tackling Obesity by the New Zealand Medical Association has focused our attention on the disturbing problem of obesity in this country. The prevalence of obesity in New Zealand ...
Stemming the tide: Will compulsory physical education classes have any effect on childhood obesity?
The body weight of New Zealand children continues to increase unabated, resulting in a high prevalence of obesity in our young people ranging from 10% in boys to 11% in girls. These figures are even worse for Maori (17%) ...
Exercise intervention in overweight and obese adolescents: Meta-analysis and implications for New Zealand
The global rise in the prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity has been linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, including lack of physical activity.
Environmental determinants of childhood obesity: a specific focus on Māori and Pasifika in New Zealand
(SAGE Publications on behalf of the Royal Society for Public Health, 2016-01-01)
The prevalence of obesity in New Zealand continues to rise, with recent research ranking New Zealand the fourth-worst Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country for obesity. Most worrying are the ...