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71 days ago

One myth about sport every parent should know

The Team from ACC New Zealand

All parents and grandparents should be aware of this myth about youth sport: Following an intensive training programme in a single sport at a young age does not increase your kid’s chances of becoming a world champion. A more realistic outcome is early burnout, loss of motivation and potential … View moreAll parents and grandparents should be aware of this myth about youth sport: Following an intensive training programme in a single sport at a young age does not increase your kid’s chances of becoming a world champion. A more realistic outcome is early burnout, loss of motivation and potential mental health issues in later life.

Since 2008 we’ve seen a 60% surge in sporting injuries among under 14s. This is twice that of any other age group.

We’ve talked with the experts to discover how to maintain Kiwi kids’ sporting balance, and how you can help them reach their potential:

One myth about kids sport every parent should know https://acc.nz/2QxTIro

Five ways to help your kids find sporting balance: https://acc.nz/2XitMT5
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73 days ago

Poll: Are some kids playing too much sport these days?

The Team from ACC New Zealand

ACC data suggests that an increasing number of kids are injuring themselves on the sports field, with a 60% surge in sports-related injuries for kids aged 10 to 14 over the past decade.

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Are some kids playing too much sport these days?
  • 18.2% Yes, and they’re getting burnt out
    18.2% Complete
  • 32.5% Unsure, every kid is different and it depends
    32.5% Complete
  • 49.3% No, it’s more important kids are active
    49.3% Complete
1219 votes
152 days ago

A message to our Canterbury members...

The Team from ACC New Zealand

Do you know someone that was injured in the terror attack in Christchurch last Friday?

We want to hear from anyone who was injured, or is a family member of someone who was injured or killed, so we can organise and explain the support we can provide.

Please help us share the contact details … View more
Do you know someone that was injured in the terror attack in Christchurch last Friday?

We want to hear from anyone who was injured, or is a family member of someone who was injured or killed, so we can organise and explain the support we can provide.

Please help us share the contact details and information links below.

📞 Phone us on 0800 080 273 (or International +64 78598678)

📧 Email us at christchurchresponse@acc.co.nz

🚩 Visit us at the ACC Christchurch branch, located at The BNZ Centre, Level 2, 101-111 Cashel St, Christchurch. We are open 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

🌐 For more information on the support that’s available to you click here.

Christchurch Victims Organising Committee
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166 days ago

A little movement can really help

The Team from ACC New Zealand

If you’re over 65, a little movement goes a long way. There are many benefits to staying active, perhaps most importantly it will help you maintain your strength and balance, to keep you steady and reduce the risk of falls. Live Stronger for Longer have strength and balance classes designed … View moreIf you’re over 65, a little movement goes a long way. There are many benefits to staying active, perhaps most importantly it will help you maintain your strength and balance, to keep you steady and reduce the risk of falls. Live Stronger for Longer have strength and balance classes designed especially for those over 65.

They're fun, social and affordable. Visit livestronger.org.nz to find an approved class near you. Brought to you by ACC, Ministry of Health and Health Quality and Safety Commission.
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166 days ago

Stay independent and confident

The Team from ACC New Zealand

"Staying independent, confident and healthy is important at any age, but especially if you or someone you love is over 65. Have you heard about the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ movement? There’s a website full of practical information and advice, as well as local strength and balance … View more"Staying independent, confident and healthy is important at any age, but especially if you or someone you love is over 65. Have you heard about the ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ movement? There’s a website full of practical information and advice, as well as local strength and balance classes to keep you steady on your feet.

Go to livestronger.org.nz to find out more and keep loving your independence. Brought to you by ACC, Ministry of Health and Health Quality and Safety Commission."
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