Kicking childhood obesity into touch

By | October 29th, 2013|Articles, General, News|

New Zealand is currently ranked third in the OECD with 26.5 per cent of the adult population deemed obese. But the worrying trend is that, at 28.5 per cent, the percentage of New Zealand children aged two to 14 years in the obese category is even higher.

Nutrition research top in school science contest

By | August 19th, 2011|Articles, General, News, Students|

Red and green food packaging distracts younger consumers from reading important nutritional information, according to a winning research project at the School Science and Innovation Symposium at Massey University’s Albany campus recently.

Healthy body, healthy mind test wins $3000 bursary

By | July 29th, 2010|Articles, General, News, Students|

A research project to test whether exercise makes the adolescent brain function better has won this year's Albany campus School Science Symposium.

Study examines kiwifruit link to heart health

By | May 20th, 2010|Articles, General, News|

Researchers conducting a study on whether kiwifruit has properties that can improve heart health say he is typical of many fit, healthy men unaware they have raised cholesterol levels.

Sport science symposium produces multiple winners

By | August 10th, 2008|Articles, General, News, Students|

Questions such as whether eye colour affects reaction times and whether listening to iPods helps or hinders endurance athletes were explored in a range of the sport science projects secondary school pupils submitted to a University symposium.

Science of sport projects rewarded with bursaries

By | August 7th, 2008|Articles, General, News, Students|

The effects of energy drinks on sports performance, whether left-handed batsmen are better and if Olympic athletes live longer than the average person were among the diverse topics researched by secondary school pupils who attended a school sport symposium at the Auckland campus this week.

Compression stockings benefit exercise: researchers

By | August 27th, 2007|Articles, General, News|

Researchers say that wearing compression stockings to exercise could benefit everyone from top level runners to casual walkers.

Capsule breaks new ground in sport science

By | May 24th, 2007|Articles, General, News|

Researchers are breaking new ground in sports science with the use of tiny ingestible wireless capsule capable of measuring core body temperature. It’s believed to be the first time these thermoregulatory sensors have been trialled with sportswomen and certainly a first in New Zealand.

What makes women tick on the football pitch?

By | August 24th, 2006|Articles, General, News|

With the booming world-wide popularity of women's soccer, Sport and Exercise Scientist, Dr Ajmol Ali sees a pressing need for research into performance in female players and what affects that performance.

Does caffeine enhance sport performance?

By | May 17th, 2005|Articles, General, News|

The Sports Science team's study is designed to examine the effect of moderate caffeine ingestion on a player's physiological and skilled performance. In order to quantify the specific effects of caffeine on performance, Dr Foskett's colleague, Dr Ajmol Ali, has developed a validated soccer skills test for players which the pair will use to measure the effects of caffeine during a simulated game.