Tummy Time and Infant Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review

The World Health Organization recommends tummy time for infants because of the benefits of improved motor development and reduced likelihood of plagiocephaly.  Because of poor uptake of these recommendations, the association of tummy time with other health outcomes requires further investigation.  The objective of this review was to review existing evidence regarding the association of […]

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2020 Aotearoa Bike Challenge

This year’s Aotearoa Bike Challenge, held in February, has seen record participation with more than 24,500 people from over 2,450 organisations taking part, including over 4,950 new riders.

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Eat Well and Move Often

Alison Pask, Executive Director, Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa says it is vital that everyone participate in regular physical activity during the current lockdown and eat well. Following the Ministry of Health Eating and Activity Guidelines will contribute to long term wellbeing and will help to build a strong immune system to fight off unwanted illness. […]

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Trends and measurement issues for active transportation in New Zealand’s physical activity report cards for children and youth

Active transport (AT) contributes to human and environmental health but is low and declining in New Zealand (NZ) children and youth. Quality evidence is necessary to inform and evaluate interventions, identify inequities, and understand trends. NZ has participated in the Global Physical Activity (PA) Matrix since 2014. This collaboration uses a harmonised process to develop […]

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The effect of extrinsic factors on food allergy

This was a randomised cross-over trial that investigated whether common extrinsic factors, such as exercise and sleep deprivation can modulate the threshold of responses to allergenic foods in a representative group of adults from the peanut allergic population.

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