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Netball and dance touted as key to getting Kiwi women exercising

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Thursday, 16 May 2019, 7:23AM
That's the recipe being touted as a way of motivating women to exercise more. Photo / Getty Images.

Play netball and dance.

That's the recipe being touted as a way of motivating women to exercise more.

A study between Massey and Seattle Universities shows that less than half of Kiwi adults are active enough to reach national health guidelines.

Women are especially not getting enough, with time and financial constraints a common barrier.

Study author, Wendy O'Brien, told Mike Hosking a lot of people need others to motivate them to exercise.

"They need some sort of social support and network to get them moving and get them involved and keeping on doing physical activity."

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