Yearly Archives: 2016


Tackling childhood obesity on land and in water

Physical activity is an important part of having a healthy life, and is commonly prescribed for managing your weight. But what about the challenges facing overweight children? How can we better understand the physical barriers these children must overcome so they can be physically active?

By | October 6th, 2016|Articles, General, News|0 Comments

Caffeine: 1 shot? Ok, 5 shots? Not so much

It's well known that Kiwis have a love affair with caffeine - but how many of us know about the potential hidden harm it could be causing us? Scientists at Massey University and University of Auckland are leading a large-scale research programme aiming to build a detailed picture of the amount of caffeine we're consuming, and how our varying rates of metabolism or genetic traits could be causing unseen problems.

By | October 1st, 2016|Articles, General, News, Students|0 Comments

Study helps former footballer score with the All Whites

The Sport and Exercise Science student, who recently submitted his Master of Science thesis at Massey University’s Auckland campus, also works full time at New Zealand Football as a sports scientist for the All Whites.

By | September 26th, 2016|Articles, General, News, Students|0 Comments

Kiwi kids growing obese at ‘an alarming rate’

Activity trackers have been placed on toddlers as part of a pioneering research programme in early learning centres aimed at tackling New Zealand's childhood obesity epidemic.

By | July 10th, 2016|Articles, General, News|0 Comments

Do your genes affect your caffeine intake habits?

The positive effects of caffeine get plenty of play –combating fatigue and increasing alertness – but what are the downsides? A recent discovery reveals your risk of suffering from negative effects of caffeine is largely based on your genetics.

By | June 14th, 2016|Articles, General, News, Students|0 Comments

What is your child really drinking?

Drinks Research in Kids’ Sport (DRinKS) is the brainchild of Bachelor of Science Honours student Daniel Gordon. His study, majoring in exercise and sports science, is being supported by senior lecturer Dr Ajmol Ali from the School of Sport and Exercise, other sports scientists, as well as nutritionists from the School of Food and Nutrition.

By | April 20th, 2016|Articles, General, News|0 Comments