Vuori, Ilkka, MD, PhD (Finland) - Research Article
871. World Health Organization and Physical Activity
In physical activity research and practice, we sometimes lose our sense of history, in that many of the challenges we face today have been confronted in earlier times. This wonderful paper by Ilkka Vuori (2018) summarises five decades of the history of physical activity through the lens of the World Health Organization. It provides much of relevance to current planning, as well as indicating the progress we have made in physical activity thinking and WHO engagement over this period.
Andrea Ramirez (MD, MPH), Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil (Brazil) - Research Article
6. ISPAH Early Career Network
For the Country Cards to have a broader impact, GoPA! will need to widen its reach beyond the academic sector. With further refinement of the cards, and training in their implementation, they could be an important tool for advancing country capacity for contextually-relevant strategies, actions and timelines for PA promotion.
Heart Foundation in Australia with the University of Sydney (Australia) - Website
722. Australian Physical Activity Network
The Australian Physical Activity Network (AusPAnet) was launched in 2006 and has attracted significant interest on a global level due to the information it provides. The need for this service at an international level produced GlobalPANet.
Fiona Bull, Karen Milton, Sonja Kahlmeier, Alberto Arlotti, Andrea Backovic Jurican, Olov Belander, Brian Martin, Eva Martin-Diener, Ana Marques, Jorge Mota, Tommi Vasankari, Anita Vlasveld (Australia) - Research Article
621. Turning the tide: national policy approaches to increasing physical activity in seven European countries
Learn about physical activity policy in Europe in this commentary on research which won a prize at the 5th International Physical Activity and Public Health Congress (ICPAPH) in Brazil.
ncdlinks.org (United Kingdom) - Website
The ncdlinks.org platform connects over 2,000 individuals who are working on urgent issues caused by non-communicable diseases. The networks currently cover the topics of physical activity, nutrition, tobacco and alcohol. All the networks are free to join, but with a strict eligibility criteria.
The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) (United Kingdom) - Policy Document
538. The ‘(Ir)responsibility Deal’?: Public Health and Big Business
The Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) has developed a publication and event where leading medical experts in the fields of alcohol, tobacco and nutrition will call on industry to put people and health before profits.
Public Health England (United Kingdom) - Strategy Document
537. Active travel briefings for Local Authorities
The national ‘Active Travel and Health' group in the UK has produced three briefings on walking and cycling for local authorities, designed to help local authorities make the case for action to increase walking and cycling.
Alberga AS, Medd ER, Adamo KB, Goldfield GS, Prud'homme D, Kenny GP, Sigal RJ. (Canada) - Research Article
533. Top 10 practical lessons learned from physical activity interventions in overweight and obese children and adolescents
Take a look at this Top 10 tips learned from physical activity programs in overweight and obese young people.
Active Healthy Kids Canada (Canada) - Research Article
529. The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the 9th annual edition and provides the most current and comprehensive assessment of the physical activity of children and youth in Canada.
Richard A. Wittberg, Karen L. Northrup, and Lesley A. Cottrell (United States) - Research Article
465. Children’s Aerobic Fitness and Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Examination of Students During Their Fifth and Seventh Grade Years
This study from West Virginia in the U.S. examined potential differences in academic achievement based on aerobic fitness over a 2-year period in a large sample of 1725 children, discovering longitudinal evidence in congruence with previous cross-sectional studies.