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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, 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 ...
Project energize: Whole-region primary school nutrition and physical activity programme; evaluation of body size and fitness 5 years after the randomised controlled trial
(Cambridge University Press on behalf of Nutrition Society, 2014-01-28)
Project Energize, a region-wide whole-school nutrition and physical activity programme, commenced as a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the period 2004-6 in 124 schools in Waikato, New Zealand. In 2007, sixty-two control ...
Hypoxic training improves blood pressure, nitric oxide and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha in hypertensive patients
(Springer Nature, 2020-06-10)
Purpose: To examine the effects of intermittent hypoxic breathing at rest (IHR) or during exercise (IHT) on blood pressure and nitric oxide metabolites (NOx) and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha levels (HIF-1α) over a ...
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 ...
Effects of low-load resistance training combined with blood flow restriction or hypoxia on muscle function and performance in netball athletes
(Elsevier on behalf of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), 2013-07)
Objectives To investigate the effect of blood flow restriction or normobaric hypoxic exposure combined with low-load resistant exercise (LRE), on muscular strength and endurance. Design A randomised controlled ...
Validation of the New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire (NZPAQ-LF) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-LF) with accelerometry
(BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2010)
Background: Validation of instruments used to measure physical activity patterns is essential when attempting to assess the effectiveness of physical activity interventions. Objectives: To assess the validity of two ...
Popularity of hypoxic training methods for endurance-based professional and amateur athletes
(Elsevier on behalf of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, 2015-05-01)
© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Scientific debate continues into whether hypoxic training has any performance benefit for athletes, and although this type of training seems popular, to our knowledge little empirical evidence on its ...
In response to Letter to the Editor: Beyond the randomised control - Assessment tool
(Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Nutrition Society, 2015-08)
Response to a previous letter to the editor regarding assessment of school-based physical activity and nutrition interventions