Physical fitness

Report

5 Dec 2017

Using AusPlay data collected from July 2016 to June 2017, this publication delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the difference between male and female patterns of behaviour.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report provides further information on physical inactivity as a risk factor for disease burden in Australia. It includes a revised list of diseases linked to physical inactivity, updated estimates of their association, and a broader definition of physical activity.

Research report

14 Nov 2017

Research has shown a decline in sport participation for youth between 13-17 years old and that, in order to increase participation in this age group, sporting activities need to be designed to meet their motivations and interests.

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...

Survey

7 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 barriers to physical activity...

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.

Research report

5 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 regularly and...

Research report

5 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 regularly and...

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 kids spend their spare time watching television, yet...

Research report

2 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 are designed to display aggregate...

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 change physical activity levels and...

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:

brings together the eating and physical...

Research report

26 Mar 2015

Provides a summary of key indicators of participation in physical activity and sport, together with potentially related key demographic characteristics and indicators of health and education, for the City of Brimbank in Melbourne.

Research report

5 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.

Key findings Physical activity is an important aspect of maintaining good overall health. Low levels of...

Journal article

25 Oct 2014

This article shows that comparable measures can be created across a range of cultural settings revealing profound global differences in urban form relevant to physical activity.

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 Healthy Sporting Environments Demonstration Project has...

Thesis

19 Aug 2013

Background: Leading sports nutrition experts recommend customised fluid and electrolyte replacement strategies for optimal rehydration. Inadequate replacement of sodium can impair performance and health, but replacement needs are unique to an individuals' sweat sodium loss (SSL) - a product of sweat sodium concentration ([Na+]sweat) and...

Thesis

30 Jul 2012

Evaluation is defined as "the process by which we judge the worth or value of something" (Suchman, 1967). Improving nutrition, reducing obesity and increasing the level of exercise were three priority population health objectives identified by the Ministry of Health in the early 2000's. The...

Journal article

8 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 whether a well-designed built...

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...