The impact of daily commuting on employee productivity

A new study from three Australian cities has found that active transport improves the productivity of middle-aged workers. The findings support that how people commute affects their productivity in the workplace. Encouraging active commuting not only improves the physical health of employees, but may also enhance their job performance, contributing to economic benefits for employers […]

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ANA Encourages Diversity

ANA media statement on the Plus size Nike mannequins “Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa (ANA) is pleased to see a diversity of models representing the population living in Aotearoa. This diversity includes multiple factors such as gender, culture and body size. It’s great to see people in larger bodies participating in physical activity and providing a […]

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NZ edition of the Special Olympics Fit Five guide

This ‘guide’ has been edited for NZ  athletes, in conjunction with advice from the Ministry of Health, the Heart Foundation of NZ and Healthy Families Lower Hutt. The ‘guide’ aligns with NZ health messaging and the resource section is packed with websites to visit which have more information about healthy eating, water as the drink […]

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Lessons From Walking The Te Araroa Trail

  Celia Wade-Brown says walking 3000km through cities, towns, forests, farms and mountains started as a simple political detox after twenty years of local government. However, on the way Celia found many lessons. Some were about personal perseverance and achievement, pleasure and pain. Some were lessons to share with Councils, DoC and NZTA about how […]

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Cycling the Blackfriars Mile

I met Lucy Godfrey at the 2 Walk and Cycle conference in Palmerston North in July 2018.  Lucy works for Mott MacDonald in Auckland as a Senior Transport Planner and she previously worked in the UK for Transport for London.  I was inspired by her work in London, project managing the creation of high-quality public […]

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Sport NZ Releases Participation Survey

Sport NZ has  released the first report from its new Active NZ participation survey, providing a point-in-time snapshot of participation in sport and active recreation explored through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation. It is the first time Sport NZ has combined adults and young people in one report, with data collected from […]

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#BeActive: What Can You do?

Kay Thomson, manager of strategic projects at Sport NZ shares her insightful blog with ANA. Did you wake up this morning wondering how you could get more people and populations more physically active?  If so, then you are reading the right article. Do you remember the 7th Activity and Nutrition conference 2017 when Fiona Bull […]

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New Global Physical Activity Plan

New WHO physical activity plan to help people around the world get out and active Health Minister Dr David Clark and Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson welcome the World Health Organization’s new Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, announced in Geneva on 5 June, 2018. The action plan aims to achieve a 15 percent […]

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