Physical activity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Physical fitness
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Childhood overweight and obesity: the impact of the home environment

Parenting practices, styles and modelling of behaviour influence their children’s dietary intake, movement and health behaviours. This report looks at how nutrition, movement, psychological health, surrounding environmental factors and socioeconomic factors influence childhood overweight and obesity within the home environment.
Report

This girl can – Victoria: year 3 campaign report

This Girl Can – Victoria is shifting the way women see themselves (and others) being physically active and building a community of supportive and empowered women across Victoria.
Guide

Tips for clubs and community programs seeking to increase migrant and refugee community participation in sport

The tips outlined in this guide come from the University of Melbourne’s 'Count Me In' program, which was very successful in getting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to participate in sport.
Briefing paper

Count me in: research summary

Participation in sport is an important way to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people. However, research by the University of Melbourne shows that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are missing out on the benefits of sport.
Report

Sport participation in Victoria, 2018 Research summary Part 2: Discussion of key findings

This report provides further discussion and recommendations from research into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports.
Report

Sport participation in Victoria, 2018 Research summary Part 1: Key findings at a glance

This summary outlines key findings and insights into community sport participation in Victoria across ten popular sports. Now in its fourth year, this research, conducted jointly by VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria, compares participation across age, sex and region in 2018 and compared to...
Infographic

Developing a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living: VicHealth guide to best practice

There’s an urgent need for the government and health organisations to collaborate and turn the tide on childhood obesity. In response, VicHealth convened a roundtable of nine key organisations in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living.
Journal article

Barriers and facilitators of sport and physical activity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents: a mixed studies systematic review

This review aims to combine existing literature regarding barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sports participation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Fact sheet

The benefits of walking: a research summary

This research summary draws on the latest data on the benefits of walking for physical health, and mental and social wellbeing; as well as for the economy and environment. This summary is intended for people working in local government and community health organisations to support...
Guide

Doing sport differently: designing and delivering sport to engage people who are less active

This document is part of a series that aims to help the sporting sector ‘do sport differently’ to attract, engage and retain Victorians who are less active in sport.