Physical fitness

Journal article

8 Oct 2018

Increasing physical activity in settings where less active children are already participating, specifically in school settings and during free time, may have more immediate benefits than encouraging children to be active in new settings.

Conference paper

3 Sep 2018

Government bodies create programs encouraging seniors to remain active and independent for maintaining quality of life. Typically, councils engage design studios to design active ageing programs where the designer/client interaction is paramount. This study aimed to find out what happens when taking the time to...

Strategy

National sport plan
1 Aug 2018

Sport 2030 is the Australian government’s strategic plan to invest in sport and physical activity over the next decade and beyond. It is Australia’s first national sport plan that charts a path to demonstrate how we will excel in elite sport, maintain sporting integrity, support...

Report

20 Jul 2018

This report presents information on the physical activity and sedentary participation rate of Australians across the life stages, reported against Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.

Strategy

1 Jun 2018

The WHO has developed a new global action plan to help countries scale up policy actions to promote physical activity. It responds to the requests by countries for updated guidance, and a framework of effective and feasible policy actions to increase physical activity at all...

Report

30 Apr 2018

More Australian children have participated in sport over the past twelve months, but the vast majority are still not meeting recommended activity levels - and parents could be the biggest influence in getting their kids more active.

Report

17 Mar 2018

This report presents the findings of research commissioned by Sport NZ, and undertaken by Angus and Associates over three stages, to understand the value of sport and active recreation in New Zealand.

Report

28 Feb 2018

The National Sport Plan will establish a shared set of national expectations across these issues, and others, for the sport and physical activity sectors. This report outlines the key themes and findings from the forums and online submission process.

Policy report

30 Jan 2018

This policy paper is the work of a national collaboration of leading experts, researchers and practitioners working in health, education, transport, public health and policy.

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.

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 podcast

18 Nov 2016

Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.

Audio interview

Audio

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.

Report

A brief report card on preventable chronic diseases, conditions and their risk factors: tracking progress for a healthier Australia by 2025
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...

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...

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...

Overview

 

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