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Counting Down to Push Play Day


Counting Down to Push Play Day

It's only seven days until SPARC's (Sport and Recreation New Zealand's) National Push Play Day.

Friday 8 November is Push Play Day and Nick Hill, CEO of SPARC is asking all New Zealanders "to get active for 30 minutes on National Push Play Day. "

"32% of New Zealand are officially couch potatoes. That means 32% of us are active for less than 2.5 hours per week. We need to get more people active as part of their daily routine."

Hill says "Push Play Day is a celebration of physical activity. If you are regularly active, take the time to give yourself a pat on the back. For those people thinking about getting more active Push Play Day is a great time to start building physical activity into your life. Remember - it's easy to be active and never too late to start."

"It's about everyday people leading everyday lives. People need to understand that 30 minutes a day of moderate level physical activity will add hugely to their health prospects and quality of life" says Hill.

Push Play is about getting more Kiwis more active more often. Regular moderate physical activity makes you feel great, gives you energy and has many health benefits. Regular activity can help prevent the heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer, reduce feeling of depression and the risk of high blood pressure.

Wash the car, mow the lawns, take the stairs instead of the lift or just play with the kids - it is that simple!

Push Play Day is a promotion of SPARC, regional sports trusts and local authorities throughout New Zealand. Call 0800 ACTIVE (0800 228 483) or click on < http://www.pushplay.org.nz/> www.pushplay.org.nz to find out what is happening on Push Play Day in your region.


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