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This report card identifies and grades nine physical activity indicators for children and youth aged 5 – 18 years. Grades are assigned according to the percentage of children meeting a defined target. (2016)
Tags: Early Childhood, Screen time, Youth
This tool kit has been developed by the Harbour Sport ActivAsian project team to support the Asian Sport Engagement Model.
Tags: Asian, Sports Clubs
The Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust are helping schools implement the Bikes in Schools package. They aim to help more New Zealanders to experience the many joys and benefits of riding a bike (2015).
Tags: Cycling, Schools
Three success stories of the Green Prescription programme run by Sport Auckland (2015).
Tags: Green Prescription
Workplaces can use this Ministry of Health guidance to assist them in the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity for good health and wellbeing, and support a healthy, productive workforce.
A range of physical activity health education resources for children and adults brought to you by the Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health.
Tags: Families, Guideline, Resources
A collection of leaflets from the New Zealand Transport Agency describing the things you need to know to help teach your child about staying safe on roads, cycling, walking, taking the bus and near railways.
Tags: Cycling, Early Childhood, Resources, Walking
When people think of the city council, health isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but for those of us working in public health we are aware first-hand how local government decisions influence health outcome…
Tags: Local Government
This Sport NZ tool is designed to help those operating in the sport and recreation sector to better understand their participants and plan for future demand.
Tags: Recreation, Sport
The New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines by the Ministry of Health outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain health benefits and ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life.
Tags: Early Childhood, Guideline, Screen time, Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour, Youth
The Sport NZ Physical Literacy Approach document takes a holistic view of the participant that considers their physical; social and emotional; cognitive; and spiritual needs.
This Sport NZ plan has been developed to provide leadership and direction for all those working with young people in community sport, to ensure Kiwi kids develop a lifelong love of being physically active.
Tags: Guideline, Youth
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and young people are…
Tags: Early Childhood, childhood, govt, physical activity
This resource provides a summary of physical activity monitoring, research, policy and the state of national action to increase physical activity levels in 139 different countries. (2016)
Tags: Global, Policy, Research
This work from CEDAR describes seasonal variation in physical activity, exploring related behaviours, and investigating strategies to help children maintain their activity all year round (2016).
Tags: Early Childhood, Youth
Published on 19 April in the BMJ The conclusion from this study found: Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of…
Tags: active transport, cancer, cardiovascular, physical activity
This declaration identifies sustainable development goals (SDGs) to achieve and encourage everyday physical activity, recognising the contribution of international, national and local organisations in achieving the…
Tags: Global, Policy
A systematic review of has been published exploring the qualitative evidence on barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young children (aged 0-6). The review looked at perceptions…
Tags: Early Childhood, Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour, childhood
Childhood obesity is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and poses an urgent and serious challenge. The Sustainable Development Goals, set by the United Nations in 2015, identify prevention and control…
Tags: Obesity, Policy, international, world health organisation
This resource developed by the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health highlights recommendations for how to plan, deliver and evaluate evidence-based physical activity programmes.
This review explores current understanding of women, their relevant motivations, and engaging women in sport and exercise on their terms and in their space whether physically or emotionally.
Tags: Sport, Sports Clubs, Women
Swim England has released a comprehensive new report detailing the health benefits of swimming for individuals, communities and population health. Swimming regularly has considerable health and wellbeing benefits i…
This guide is one of ten outlining a range of evidence-informed actions that councils may consider when preparing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans and other strategies (2012).
Tags: Local Government
Individual, employment and psychosocial factors influencing walking to work: Implications for intervention design. Authors: Emma J. Adams*, Dale W. Esliger, Ian M. Taylor, Lauren B. Sherar (UK) A number of individu…
Tags: Walking, active transport, workplace
Physical Activity and Healthy Ageing: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of longitudinal cohort s…
Older people constitute a significant proportion of the total population and their number is projected to increase by more than half by 2050. This increasing probability of late survival comes with considerable ind…
Tags: elderly, physical activity
This research examined 1271 school age children from Santiago Metropolitan Region and looked at the association between the engagement in regular physical activity and the academic performance. The findings support…
Tags: Schools, academic, physical activity
The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched Reconomics Plus, an online resource designed to help its members and the wider sector champion the value of outdoor recreation to the economy, health and to creating s…
Tags: Economic, Recreation
Rise and Recharge is an Australian app developed by Baker IDI that makes you the boss of your chair with fun reminders to stand up and tips for what to do while you’re standing.
Tags: Sitting/Sedentary Behaviour, Social Marketing
Stanford researchers using smartphones to track the activity levels of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe made an intriguing discovery: In countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar…
Tags: Adults, Obesity, Walking