Physical activity

Alternate Term Label:
Physical fitness

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.

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...

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.
Journal article

Building healthy construction workers: their views on health, wellbeing and better workplace design

An interview study was conducted to explore workers' understanding of their health at work and ways of making their jobs easier, safer or more comfortable. Engagement of the workforce should be encouraged and feed into change processes in the industry to enable all workers stay...

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.
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...

Disability plan: play, active recreation and sport

The release of the plan follows the launch of Sport NZ’s new 12-year strategic direction and vision – Every Body Active – that seeks to ensure all New Zealanders have access to quality experiences, particularly those groups missing out.
Policy report

Policy briefs from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

This major report provides policy briefs on major topics for women’s health and wellbeing. It draws on an array of ALSWH research work undertaken over the past decade that has been published with peer review and that provides sufficient evidence to warrant a series of...
Journal article

Challenges for sport organisations developing and delivering non‐traditional social sport products for insufficiently active populations

This article explores the challenges that Victorian sporting organisations experience when developing, delivering or scaling non‐traditional social sport products to engage insufficiently active people.