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Tackling Childhood Obesity: Children's Gait Study


Mon 29 May 2017, 8:00am
Tue 30 May 2017, 8:00am
Wed 31 May 2017, 8:00am
Thu 1 Jun 2017, 8:00am
Fri 2 Jun 2017, 8:00am

Where: Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: skung

Is your child overweight?
There’s currently an exciting opportunity for kids to try 3D motion capture and learn about how their body works during exercise at Massey University’s School of Sport and Exercise!

What's the aim of the study?
To investigate how body size affects the way children walk and run, including how their joints move, how hard their muscles are working and how much energy their body is using while walking and running on a treadmill at various speeds.

We're hoping to identify modifiable barriers to exercise participation to help address why some children, particularly those who are overweight, are not meeting the recommended amount of physical activity.

What's involved:
- Three visits to Massey University, each lasting approximately 2-3 hours (up to 7 hours for all 3 sessions)
- Children will be asked to complete walking and running activities on a treadmill
- Session times are flexible

We’re looking for 10 - 13-year-olds who would like to get involved in the study. Participants will receive $30 worth of activity vouchers for their time!

You can read about the study at the site below:

For more information, or if you and your child are interested in taking part, please contact Stacey and ask about the 'Gait Transition' study.


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