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The 'Niu Movement' - The effectiveness of circuit-based exercise in communities

4 months
Approved budget:
Dr Troy Ruhe
Health issue:
Physical activity/exercise
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Knowledge Translation Grant
Lay summary
The effectiveness of circuit-based exercise using Cook Islands dance has proven to be effective in a small cohort of Pacific peoples in Dunedin, New Zealand. Furthermore, it was shown to be acceptable and popular in Cook Islands residents in Rarotonga. Fono will now be held for the communities to present the research back to the communities to inform future decisions for the programme implementation.