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RST Profile: Wellington Region

National Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical Activity Levels9

The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines10 state that adults should participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity11 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 Activity Guidelines - Wellington

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

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

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

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