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RST Profile: Wanganui

National Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Levels11

The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines12 state that adults should participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity13 on most, if not on all, days of the week.

Adults were categorised into one of three groups:

1. 30 x 5 Guideline Met

Adults who achieved 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least five days out of seven.

2. Some Activity

Adults who did not achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on at least five days, but did achieve at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity in total, over seven days.

3. Inactive

Adults who, over seven days, achieved less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity in total.

National Physical Activity Guidlines - Wanganui

National Physical Activity Guidelines

Region 30 x 5 Guidelines Met
%
Some Activity
%
Inactive
%
Northland
44.5
39.9
15.6
North Harbour
42.5
45.8
11.7
Waitakere
54.3
35.7
9.9
Auckland
44.0
40.3
15.7
Counties Manukau
51.0
35.0
14.0
Waikato
45.9
46.4
7.7
Bay of Plenty
47.5
37.2
15.4
Gisborne
35.2
38.6
26.2
Hawkes Bay
53.3
37.0
9.7
Taranaki
47.0
40.7
12.2
Wanganui
43.0
40.3
16.8
Manawatu
43.6
42.3
14.2
Wellington
47.6
42.7
9.7
Tasman
49.8
40.1
10.1
Canterbury/West Coast
53.2
32.5
14.3
Otago
51.1
36.4
12.5
Southland
52.6
33.1
14.3

11 When summed, the percentages per region may not equal 100% because of rounding.

12 Sport and Recreation New Zealand. (2005). Movement = Health Me Korikori Ka Ora. Wellington: SPARC.

13 Moderate intensity physical activity will cause a slight, but noticeable, increase in breathing and heart rate.