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Physical fitness

Research report

14 Nov 2017

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is committed to keeping sports relevant and viable, whilst supporting all Australians to develop their physical literacy for active and healthy lives. The ASC is aware that the sport environment is changing and is dedicated to supporting...

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Survey

21 Dec 2016

AusPlay is an independent research project at the population level which measures all types of activities in a consistent and comparable way. The ASC will use AusPlay information to fill in the gaps in national sport and physical recreation data on children, following the Australian Bureau of...

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Survey

07 Dec 2016

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has released initial findings of the most comprehensive national population tracking survey into sport and physical activity in Australia.

The report provides the sport sector with vital insights into participation for adults and children, the...

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Audio interview

Audio program

28 Jul 2016

Based on data from 142 countries in 2013, physical inactivity is said to have cost the world the equivalent of nearly $90 billion in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity - that's according to a report published today in the medical journal, The Lancet.
 

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Research report

05 Jul 2016

Australia’s Health Tracker, Australia’s Adult Health Tracker and Australia’s Children and Young People Health Tracker are report cards that provide a comprehensive assessment of the health of Australians in relation to chronic diseases and their risk factors. The report cards will be issued...

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Research report

05 Jul 2016

Australia’s Health Tracker, Australia’s Adult Health Tracker and Australia’s Children and Young People Health Tracker are report cards that provide a comprehensive assessment of the health of Australians in relation to chronic diseases and their risk factors. The report cards will be issued...

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Policy

27 May 2016

2016 election Liberal Party policy on supporting healthier lifestyles through sport.

Healthier lifestyles contribute to better and longer lives for Australians. Unfortunately, almost two-thirds of Australians are overweight, including one in four children. Three-quarters of Australian...

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Research report

02 Feb 2016

Introduction

Canadians, and many people around the world, are increasingly purchasing, and using, electronic devices meant to capture and record the relative levels of a person’s fitness.

Unlike past fitness devices, such as pedometers, electronic fitness trackers...

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Literature review

30 Dec 2015

This Evidence Check review examined the effectiveness of specific behaviour change techniques (BCTs) delivered by telephone in two areas: promoting healthy weight; and supporting parents. The review found that telephone-delivered interventions to promote healthy weight can be effectively used to...

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Research report

28 Oct 2015

This document provides evidence-based population health advice on healthy eating and being physically active.

The document is written for health practitioners and others who provide advice on nutrition and physical activity for New Zealand adults. The document:

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Research report

26 Mar 2015

Executive summary

This report provides a summary of key indicators of participation in physical activity (PA) and sport, together with potentially related key demographic characteristics and indicators of health and education, for the City of Brimbank, a local government...

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Research report

05 Dec 2014

Contains detailed adult and child physical activity results collected in the 2012-13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, derived from self-reported and pedometer collection methods.

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Physical activity is an important aspect of...

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Journal article

25 Oct 2014

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Background

The World Health Organization recommends strategies to improve urban design, public transportation, and recreation facilities to facilitate physical activity for non-communicable disease prevention for an increasingly urbanized global population...

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Research report

29 Mar 2014

This paper evaluates the Healthy Sporting Environments Demonstration Project, which was a $2 million program to support grassroots sports clubs in Victoria to become healthier and more welcoming and inclusive.

Summary

The evaluation of VicHealth’s pioneering...

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Journal article

08 Mar 2012

Abstract

Obesity has risen progressively over the past three decades, and is a major health problem around the world. Biological, psychological, behavioural, and social factors are unable to fully explain or limit the obesity outbreak. Therefore, questions arise about...

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Policy

16 Feb 2011

Aiming to realise the statement: "All Tasmanians experience and enjoy the many benefits of regular physical activity", this policy has four goals. While each has its own distinct focus, they are all connected.

GOAL 1: Become a community that values and supports physical activity

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Commentary

Article

15 Oct 2010

Staying on the sofa, climbing on a bike or getting in the car? In Croakey, Chris Rissel looks at a recent study

DUTCH RESEARCHERS have done an interesting analysis of the likely benefits and harms – for individuals and society more broadly – of encouraging a...

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