Survey shows young Kiwis becoming couch potatoes

The Press 25 Sep 06
More than one in three young New Zealanders are doing less than two hours of exercise each week, a new survey reveals. The results have increased concerns among health campaigners about the wellbeing of New Zealand’s youth less than a week after the Government announced a $67 million package to combat obesity.Completed by online research group 18 Ltd, the survey of more than 400 people aged between 14 and 30 showed 33 per cent of respondents did less than two hours exercise each week, with a further 7% admitting they did no exercise at all.

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