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.
Rodrigo Reis, Pedro Hallal, James F Sallis, Harold W Kohl, Ross C Brownson, Gregory Health, I-Min Lee, Michael Pratt, Adrian Bauman (Australia) - Research Article
446. A physical activity response to the NCD [non communicable disease] prevention series in Science
This is a “special communication” in GlobalPAnet. The most recent issue (September 21st, 2012) of the respected journal, Science, focused on non-communicable disease prevention, but made little mention of physical activity. This is a response to Science, written by a group of senior physical activity and public health academics. This response is comprised of their own personal views, but challenges us to stay on the case to continue to advocate for physical activity in global efforts at disease prevention! Although we have made some gains, physical activity is still the ‘elephant in the room’
The Lancet (United Kingdom) - Research Article
417. The Lancet Series on physical activity
This recent publication on physical actviity covers the global impact of physical inactivity on non-communicable diseases, current levels of physical activity and trends, reasons for and against participating in physical activity and how to effectively promote physical activity.