Guthold, R., Stevens, G.A., Riley, L.M. and Bull, F.C. (Australia) - Research Article
883.Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1·9 million participants
A description of levels of insufficient physical activity across countries, and estimate on global and regional trends.
Eilin Ekblom-Bak, Orjan Ekbolm, Gunnar Andersson, Petr Wallin, Bjorn Ekbolm. (Sweden) - Research Article
881. Physical Education and leisure-time physical activity in youth are both important for adulthood activity, physical performance and health
Are both important for Adulthood Activity, Physical Performance, and Health?
Rebecca Bentley, Tony Blakely, Anne Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Tania King, Paul McElwee, Billie Giles-Corti, and Gavin Turrell (Australia) - Case Study
871. A Longitudinal Study Examining Changes in Street Connectivity, Land Use, and Density of Dwellings and Walking for Transport in Brisbane, Australia
Societies face the challenge of keeping people active as they age. Walkable neighborhoods have been associated with physical activity, but more rigorous analytical approaches are needed.
Grant R Tomkinson, Justin J Lang, Mark S Tremblay (Australia) - Research Article
855. Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of children and adolescents representing 19 high-income and upper middle-income countries between 1981 and 2014
Discover how fitness levels of children have changed over the last 30 years in countries across the world and how this relates to socioeconomic issues.
The International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) Collaborative Group (United Kingdom) - Research Article
845. Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials
Find out how physical activity in pregnancy affects weight gain in pregnancy and birth outcomes in the new study from The International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) Collaborative Group.
Pavey, Toby G., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. , Uijtdewilligen, Leonie and Brown, Wendy J. (Australia) - Research Article
840. Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Find out about factors associated with being active in a new data analysis of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Silvia Stringhini,Cristian Carmeli, Markus Jokela, Mauricio Avendaño, Peter Muennig, Florence Guida, Fulvio Ricceri, Angelo d'Errico, Henrique Barros, Murielle Bochud, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, Giuseppe Costa, Cyrille Delpierre, Silvia Fraga, Marcel Goldberg, Graham G Giles, Vittorio Krogh, Michelle Kelly-Irving, Richard Layte, Aurélie M Lasserre, Michael G Marmot, Martin Preisig, Martin J Shipley, Peter Vollenweider, Marie Zins, Ichiro Kawachi, Andrew Steptoe, Johan P Macken (Switzerland) - Research Article
832. Socioeconomic status and the 25 x 25 risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multicohort study and meta-analysis of 1·7 million men and women
Learn about the importance of socioeconomic factors in reducing non-communicable diseases in new data analyses from 48 studies from seven high-income World Health Organization member countries.
Bolton KA, Kremer P, Gibbs L, Waters E, Swinburn B, de Silva A (Australia) - Research Article
830. The outcomes of health promoting communities: Being active eating well initiative-a community-based obesity prevention intervention in Victoria, Australia
Take a look at the results of a whole of community obesity prevention program in five communities in Victoria in Australia.
Amit V. Khera, Connor A. Emdin, Isabel Drake, Pradeep Natarajan, Alexander G. Bick, Nancy R. Cook, Daniel I. Chasman, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Daniel J. Rader, Valentin Fuster, Eric Boerwinkle, Olle Melander, Marju Orho-Melander, Paul M Ridker, Sekar Kathiresan (United States) - Research Article
827. Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease
Learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing the impact of genetic heart disease risk in this combined study of four different male and female cohort.
Ashley Winning, Paola Gilsanz, Karestan C. Koenen, Andrea L. Roberts, Qixuan Chen, Jennifer A. Sumner, Eric B. Rimm, M. Maria Glymour, Laura D. Kubzansky (United States) - Research Article
825. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and 20-Year Physical Activity Trends Among Women
Find out about the links between PTSD onset and long term physical activity participation in the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study II.
Luke Allen, Julianne Williams, Nick Townsend, Bente Mikkelsen, Nia Roberts, Charlie Foster, Kremlin Wickramasinghe (United Kingdom) - Research Article
824. Socioeconomic status and non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review
Learn about new information on the links between SES and NCDs in different countries around the world.
Seema Mihrshahi, Lisa Vaughan, Nicola Fa’avale, Shreenika De Silva Weliange, Inez Manu-Sione and Lisa Schubert (Australia) - Research Article
820. Evaluation of the Good Start Program: a healthy eating and physical activity intervention for Maori and Pacific Islander children living in Queensland, Australia
Find out about the effectiveness of this program on knowledge and behaviour among children aged 6-19 years.
Ashleigh Sushames, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen and Klaus Gebel (Australia) - Research Article
816. Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review
Discover the current evidence on the effects of physical activity interventions in Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand in this new systematic review.
Shiroma, Eric J; Cook, Nancy R; Manson, JoAnn E; Moorthy, MV; Buring, Julie E; Rimm, Eric B; Lee, I-Min (United States) - Research Article
807. Strength Training and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
See how women's participation in strength training affected their risk of developing diabetes.
Stella S. Yi, Jeannette M. Beasley, Simona C. Kwon, Keng-Yen Huang, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Judith Wylie-Rosett (United States) - Research Article
796. Acculturation and activity behaviors in Chinese American immigrants in New York City
Learn about how social and cultural factors influence physical activity patterns of Chinese immigrants.
Ryan Olson, Brad Wipfli, Sharon V. Thompson, Diane L. Elliot, W. Kent Anger, Todd Bodner, Leslie B. Hammer, and Nancy A. Perrin (United States) - Research Article
794. Weight Control Intervention for Truck Drivers: The SHIFT Randomized Controlled Trial, United States
Find out the effects of a new intervention to improve physical activity and other health behaviours of truck drivers.
Justin B Moore, Jason Brinkley, Sara F Morris, Theresa M Oniffrey, Mary Bea Kolbe (United States) - Research Article
793. Effectiveness of Community-Based Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity and Decrease Sedentary Time in Youth
Discover the effectiveness of targeted grant funding for the implementation of multilevel community interventions for young people.
Andrea K. Chomistek, Beate Henschel, A. Heather Eliassen, Kenneth J. Mukamal and Eric B. Rimm (United States) - Research Article
792. Frequency, Type, and Volume of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Young Women
Learn about what sort of physical activity is beneficial in preventing this type of heart disease in new results from the Nurses' Health Study in the US.
Daniele Di Mascio, Elena Rita Magro-Malosso, Gabriele Saccone, Gregary D. Marhefka, Vincenzo Berghella (United States) - Research Article
788. Exercise during pregnancy in normal-weight women and risk of preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Learn about the impact of exercising when pregnant and its association with preterm birth.
J L Hollis, R Sutherland, L Campbell, P J Morgan, D R Lubans, N Nathan, L Wolfenden, A D Okely, L Davies, A Williams, K E Cohen, C Oldmeadow, K Gillham and J Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
789. Effects of a ‘school-based’ physical activity intervention on adiposity in adolescents from economically disadvantaged communities: secondary outcomes of the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ RCT
Discover how a physical activity program led to reductions in weight in children in a new study from Australia.
Hussain SM, Urquhart DM, Wang Y, Dunstan D, Shaw JE, Magliano DJ, Wluka AE, Cicuttini FM (Australia) - Research Article
784. Associations between television viewing and physical activity and low back pain in community-based adults: A cohort study
Find out whether television viewing or physical activity has a stronger association with lower back pain and whether the association has more of an impact on men or women.
Bastiaan C de Vos, Jos Runhaar, Marienke van Middelkoop, Marjolein Krul, and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra (Netherlands) - Research Article
778. Long-term effects of a randomized, controlled, tailor-made weight-loss intervention in primary care on the health and lifestyle of overweight and obese women
Explore findings from a Dutch two year nutrition and physical activity program for middle aged women.
Shaneda Warren Andersen, Wei Zheng, Jennifer Sonderman, Xiao-Ou Shu, Charles E. Matthews, Danxia Yu, Mark Steinwandel, Joseph K. McLaughlin, Margaret K. Hargreaves, William J. Blot (United States) - Research Article
776. Combined Impact of Health Behaviors on Mortality in Low-Income Americans
Discover how health behaviours relate to mortality among African American and low incomes adults in the Southern Community Cohort Study.
Angie L. Cradock, Jessica L. Barrett, Catherine M. Giles, Rebekka M. Lee, Erica L. Kenney, Madeleine E. deBlois, Julie C. Thayer, Steven L. Gortmaker (United States) - Research Article
770. Promoting Physical Activity With the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Take a look at the effects of an after school program in the U.S. on children's physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour.
Theresa H. Cruz, Sally M. Davis, Orrin B. Myers, Elena R. O’Donald, Sarah G. Sanders, and Judith N. Sheche (United States) - Research Article
768. Effects of an Obesity Prevention Intervention on Physical Activity Among Preschool Children: The CHILE Study
Read about positive effects of a physical activity intervention for American Indian and Hispanic pre-school children.
Kaitlin Atkinson, Samantha Lowe, Spencer Moore (Canada) - Research Article
756. Human development, occupational structure and physical inactivity among 47 low and middle income countries
Learn about the links between occupation type and physical activity in this new global study.
Theresa A. Hastert, Julie J. Ruterbusch, Shirley A.A. Beresford, Lianne Sheppard, Emily White (United States) - Research Article
751. Contribution of health behaviors to the association between area-level socioeconomic status and cancer mortality
See how physical activity and other health risk factors affect relationships between socioeconomic factors and cancer.
Rachel Sutherland, Elizabeth Campbell, David R Lubans, Philip J Morgan, Anthony D Okely, Nicole Nathan, Luke Wolfenden, Jarrod Wiese, Karen Gillham, Jenna Hollis, John Wiggers (Australia) - Research Article
742. ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: 12 month (mid-intervention) report on a cluster randomised trial
Learn about the effects of a physical activity program for disadvantaged youth in Australia.
C. E. Juneau, T. Benmarhnia, A. A. Poulin, S. Côté, L. Potvin (Canada) - Research Article
740. Socioeconomic position during childhood and physical activity during adulthood: a systematic review
Find out how socioeconomic factors in childhood relate to adult physical activity levels in this new review.
Kylie Ball, Alison Carver, Katherine Downing, Michelle Jackson, Kerryn O'Rourke (Australia) - Research Article
736. Addressing the social determinants of inequities in physical activity and sedentary behaviours
Learn how physical activity and sedentary behaviours can be improved among disadvantaged populations in this new review by Australian researchers.
Ding D, Do A, Schmidt HM, Bauman AE (Australia) - Research Article
737. A Widening Gap? Changes in Multiple Lifestyle Risk Behaviours by Socioeconomic Status in New South Wales, Australia, 2002-2012
Discover how physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol consumption and smoking, levels changed over time in different population groups.
Sarah J. Nechuta, Xiao Ou Shu, Gong Yang, Hui Cai, Yu-Tang Gao, Hong-Lan Li, Yong-Bing Xiang, and Wei Zheng (China) - Research Article
732. Adolescent Exercise in Association with Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer among Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Women
Examine long term links between being physically active in youth and chronic disease mortality in later life.
Iffat Rahman, Andrea Bellavia, Alicja Wolk, Nicola Orsini (Sweden) - Research Article
734. Physical Activity and Heart Failure Risk in a Prospective Study of Men
Find out what types of physical activity are linked to heart failure in this new Swedish study.
C D Madigan, A J Daley, E Kabir, P Aveyard and W Brown (United Kingdom) - Research Article
733. Cluster analysis of behavioural weight management strategies and associations with weight change in young women: a longitudinal analysis
Discover the most successful strategies for weight control and management in young women.
Nikola Drca, Alicja Wolk, Mats Jensen-Urstad, Susanna C Larsson (Sweden) - Research Article
716. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation in middle-aged and elderly women
Take a look at how physical activity can improve heart health.
G Sanabria-Martínez, A García-Hermoso, R Poyatos-León, C Álvarez-Bueno, M Sánchez-López and V Martínez-Vizcaíno (Spain) - Research Article
717. Effectiveness of physical activity interventions on preventing gestational diabetes mellitus and excessive maternal weight gain: a meta-analysis
Learn about the effectiveness of physical exercise interventions during pregnancy to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus and excessive maternal weight gain.
Ben J. Smith, Margaret Thomas and Dimitri Batras (Australia) - Research Article
712. Overcoming disparities in organized physical activity: findings from Australian community strategies
Read about barriers to participation by underserved groups and the success of strategies for overcoming these used in 22 community projects over 3 years in a Participation in Community Sport and Recreation Program in Victoria, Australia.
Rochelle M Eime, Melanie J Charity, Jack T Harvey, Warren R Payne (Australia) - Research Article
706. Participation in sport and physical activity: associations with socio-economic status and geographical remoteness
Find out how physical activity and participation in almost 100 sports across Australia varies according to location of residence and social advantage.
Kylie Ball, Alison Carver, Katherine Downing, Michelle Jackson, and Kerryn O'Rourke (Australia) - Research Article
709. Addressing the social determinants of inequities in physical activity and sedentary behaviours
Take a look at this new review about how social determinants relate to physical activity.
Eleni Mantzari, Florian Vogt, Ian Shemilt, Yinghui Wei, Julian P.T. Higgins, Theresa M. Marteau (United Kingdom) - Research Article
707. Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Read about the effectiveness of financial incentives for adopting health behaviours.
Susan G. Lakoski, Benjamin L. Willis, Carolyn E. Barlow, David Leonard, Ang Gao, Nina B. Radford, Stephen W. Farrell, Pamela S. Douglas, Jarett D. Berry,Laura F. DeFina, Lee W. Jones (United States) - Research Article
702. Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Incident Cancer, and Survival After Cancer in Men The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study
Discover the effects of physical activity on the risk of developing various types of cancer.
Jackson P. Sekhobo, Lynn S. Edmunds, Karen Dalenius, Jan Jernigan, Christopher F. Davis, Mark Giddings, Catherine Lesesne, Laura Kettel Khan (United States) - Research Article
697. Neighborhood Disparities in Prevalence of Childhood Obesity Among Low-Income Children Before and After Implementation of New York City Child Care Regulations
See how child care policies influenced childhood obesity levels in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in New York City.
Gavin Turrell, Belinda Hewitt, Michele Haynes, Andrea Nathan, Billie Giles-Corti (Australia) - Research Article
695. Change in walking for transport: a longitudinal study of the influence of neighbourhood disadvantage and individual-level socioeconomic position in mid-aged adults
Find out how walking relates to level of disadvantage in this new Australian study.
Marilyn Tseng, Lukar E. Thornton, Karen E. Lamb, Kylie Ball, David Crawford (Australia) - Research Article
689. Is neighbourhood obesogenicity associated with body mass index in women? Application of an obesogenicity index in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods
See how a new measurement index for food resources, recreational activity resources and walkability was related to BMI in women living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in urban and rural Australia.
Ruth Jeanes, Justen O’ Connor, Laura Alfrey (Australia) - Research Article
686. Sport and the Resettlement of Young People From Refugee Backgrounds in Australia
Take a look at this new research on the views of sport development and resettlement staff around supporting the participation of young refugees in sport.
Felix Muttera, Tim Pawlowski (Germany) - Research Article
683. Role models in sports – Can success in professional sports increase the demand for amateur sport participation?
See how professional sport role models might inspire increases in physical activity among recreational sport participants in this new study from Germany.
Nancy M. Wells, Beth M. Myers, Charles R. Henderson Jr. (United States) - Research Article
681. School gardens and physical activity: A randomized controlled trial of low-income elementary schools
Find out about how school gardens impacted physical activity levels of children in New York City schools.
Farnaz Azarbal, Marcia L. Stefanick, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, JoAnn E. Manson, Christine M. Albert, Michael J. LaMonte, Joseph C. Larson, Wenjun Li, Lisa W. Martin, Rami Nassir, Lorena Garcia, Themistocles L. Assimes, Katie M. Tharp, Mark A. Hlatky Marco V. Perez (United States) - Research Article
677. Obesity, physical activity, and their interaction in incident atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women
Learn about the links between atrial fibrillation, physical activity and obesity in this large longitudinal study.
Adams AK, Scott JR, Prince R, Williamson A (United States) - Research Article
665. Using Community Advisory Boards to Reduce Environmental Barriers to Health in American Indian Communities, Wisconsin, 2007–2012
Learn about how Indigenous community involvement can help achieve healthy lifestyle improvements in this new study from the U.S.
González S, Sarmiento OL, Lozano O, Ramírez A, Grijalba C (Colombia) - Research Article
663. Niveles de actividad física de la población colombiana: desigualdades por sexo y condición socioeconómica
Read this Spanish commentary which describes physical activity according to socio-economic status in Colombia.
I.A. Lesser, T. Dick, D. Gasevic, D.C. Mackey, J.A. Leipsic, S.A. Lear (Canada) - Research Article
650. The association between physical activity and liver fat after five years of follow-up in a primary prevention multi-ethnic cohort
Find out about the links between physical activity, alcohol consumption and liver fat in this new large scale study.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Case Study
667. The impact of development through sport: Australian Sports Outreach Program case studies
Access the findings of research into Australian Sports Outreach Programs in Vanuatu, Tonga and Nauru.
Veerle Dubuy, Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Lea Maes, Jan Seghers, Johan Lefevre, Kristine De Martelaer, Hannah Brooke, Greet Cardon (Belgium) - Research Article
636. Evaluation of a real world intervention using professional football players to promote a healthy diet and physical activity in children and adolescents from a lower socio-economic background: a controlled pretest-posttest design
Take a look at the effects of a role modelling intervention to improve diet and physical activity using professional soccer players.
Philip J. Morgan, Clare E. Collins, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Tracy Burrows, Richard Fletcher, Anthony D. Okely, Myles D. Young, Andrew Miller, Adam B. Lloyd, Alyce T. Cook, Joel Cruickshank, Kristen L. Saunders, David R. Lubans (Australia) - Research Article
613. The ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ community randomized controlled trial: A community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children
See how fathers successfully increased physical activity and reduced weight in this new intervention.
Lisa K Micklesfield, Titilola M Pedro, Kathleen Kahn, John Kinsman, John M Pettifor, Stephen Tollman and Shane A Norris (South Africa) - Research Article
609. Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
Find out about the determinants of physical activity and sedentary behavior in rural South African adolescents.
Sarojini Maria Dos Remedios Monteiro, Jonine Maree Jancey, Satvinder S. Dhaliwal, Peter A. Howat, Sharyn Burns, Andrew P. Hills, Annie S. Anderson (Australia) - Research Article
604. Results of a randomized controlled trial to promote physical activity behaviours in mothers with young children
See how the REFRESH Study in Australia achieved increases in physical activity among new mothers.
The League of American Bicyclists (United States) - Strategy Document
576. Bike League 'Women on a Roll'
As part of The League of American Bicyclists, Women Bike is committed to being a go-to source of information and best practices in engaging and empowering more women to ride a bike — and rise in the movement.
Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Yolanda R. van Gellecum, Nicola W. Burton, Geeske Peeters, Kristiann C. Heesch, Wendy J. Brown (Australia) - Research Article
572. Sitting-Time, Physical Activity, and Depressive Symptoms in Mid-Aged Women
Take a look at new evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
The Centre for Market and Public Organisation (United Kingdom) - Research Article
574. The Socioeconomic Gradient in Physical Inactivity in England
Learn about the links between socioeconomic gradient and physical activity in new data from the Health Survey for England.
Louise L Hardy, Lesley King, Debra Hector, Louise A Baur (Australia) - Research Article
552. Socio-cultural differences in Australian primary school children's weight and weight-related behaviours
Find out how weight and related behaviours like fitness vary across different ethnic and socio-economic population groups in this study which uses data from the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey in Australia.
Gerrie-Cor M Herber-Gast, Caroline A Jackson, Gita D Mishra, Wendy J Brown (Australia) - Research Article
532. Self-reported sitting time is not associated with incidence of cardiovascular disease in a population-based cohort of mid-aged women
Take a look at these new results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health which found no link between sedentary behaviour and heart disease.
Sally Nathan, Lynn Kemp, Anne Bunde-Birouste, Julie MacKenzie, Clifton Evers, Tun Aung Shwe (Australia) - Research Article
525. "We wouldn't of made friends if we didn't come to football united": the impacts of a football program on young people's peer, prosocial and cross-cultural relationships
Take a look at this new evidence of the benefits of a Football United, a sport-for-development program multicultural children in Sydney.
Australian Sports Commission (ASC) (Vanuatu) - Case Study
518. Women’s Island Cricket Project
Read about this cricket program in Vanuatu which encouraged local women to be more active and taught them the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Strategy Document
500. Physical Activity for the New Mom
Read about evidence and tips on being physically active for new mothers in this useful resource from the Alberta Centre for Active Living in Canada.
Bunde-Birouste A., Nathan S., McCarroll B., Kemp L., Shwe T., Grand Ortega M. (Australia) - Research Article
485. Playing for change – improving young Australian migrant’s lives through football
This report includes Football United impacts measured through the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded study, conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and other Football United monitoring and evaluation (M & E) results.
Council of Europe (France) - Strategy Document
482. Targeting Social Cohesion in Post-Conflict Societies through Sport
This Handbook examines the role of sport in the context of social cohesion in post-conflict societies and asks how sport as a mediating tool can help to strengthen social cohesion in communities involved in conflict and war.
Chomistek, Andrea K.; Chasman, Daniel I.; Cook, Nancy R.; Rimm, Eric B.; Lee, I-Min (United States) - Research Article
471. Physical Activity, Genes for Physical Fitness, and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Take a look at the findings from this study on the links between fitness, genetics and heart disease.
Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Lori A. Francis, Rhonda Z. BeLue, Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes (United States) - Research Article
431. Associations Between Physical Activity and Overweight Among U.S. Youth by Immigrant Generation: Results From the 2007 National Survey of Children‘s Health
Explore differences in physical activity and obesity levels in young people and their parents across immigrant generations in the USA.
Annette Dobson, Osvaldo Almeida, Wendy Brown, Julie Byles, Leon Flicker, Janni Leung, Derrick Lopez, Kieran McCaul, Deirdre McLaughlin, Graeme Hankey (Australia) - Research Article
433. Impact of behavioural risk factors on death within 10 years for women and men in their 70s: absolute risk charts
Learn about the effects of multiple unhealthy lifestyle risk factors in older Australians.
Active Living Research (United States) - Guideline
430. Factsheet: Do All Children Have Places to be Active?
Learn about physical activity disparities amongst ethnic and racial minorities and lower income communities.
Paul Moon (Australia) - Strategy Document
391. Links between Maori cultural well-being and participation in sports: a literature review – 2012
This literature review explores various dimensions of the relationship between participation by Maori in sports and aspects of culture.
UNESCO Bangkok (Tanzania) - Strategy Document
Empowering Girls and Women through Physical Education and Sport
This advocacy brief from UNESCO Bangkok promotes gender equality and empowerment for girls and women in sport.
TY Warren et al (United States) - Research Article
372. Sedentary Behaviours Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Men
The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship between two sedentary behaviors (riding in car and watching television) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in men in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study.
Alfa Muhihi, Marina Njelekela, Rose Mpembeni et al (Tanzania) - Research Article
195. Physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors among men in urban Mwanza, Tanzania
Learn about levels of physical activity and cardiovascular disease in Tanzania
Femke Driehuis et al. (Belgium) - Research Article
190.Maintenance of lifestyle changes: 3-Year results of the Groningen Overweight and Lifestyle study
Learn about an intervention that created long term lifestyle behavioural change.
Department of Health and Aging (Australia) - Website
164. Do Something Real
This website celebrates the real stories of real people who are working to deliver better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Attracting More People to Work in Indigenous Health marketing campaign aims to increase the number of health professionals contributing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and to encourage students to pursue a career in this area.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Website
144. Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit
Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit resources are written in plain language, and are intended to widen the choice of resources available to practitioners. Practitioners will find the resources to be of practical assistance when working with clients and are also available in French and Punjabi. The practitioners clearly identified a real and increasing need for appropriate resources or tools that would help them do physical activity counselling, especially in health care settings.
Be Active WA (Australia) - Case Study
369. Physical Activity Taskforce case studies
This website gives links to physical activity case studies, including best practice local government initiatives in relation to policy and planning, walking, programs and services, the built environment and sample physical activity plans.
I. De Bourdeaudhuij et al (Australia) - Research Article
1. Are physical activity interventions equally effective in adolescents
The aim was to study whether physical activity (PA) interventions in European teenagers are equally effective in adolescents of low versus high socio-economic status (SES).
British Heart Foundation National Center (United Kingdom) - Guideline
360. BHFNC Parental Advice booklets
The parental advice booklets were originally developed as part of the suite of resources for the long term medical conditions course. Long term medical conditions covered include obesity, asthma, heart conditions and diabetes.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
174. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth.
This article provides an overview of the demographic characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth. Data presented are drawn from a range of sources and provide context for the other articles in this series which focus on aspects of wellbeing.
The topics covered in this article include:
Size and age structure in 2006
Where children and youth live
Fertility and mortality
National Rural Health Alliance (Australia) - Guideline
201. Physical Activity in Rural Australia
The lack of physical activity is the fourth leading cause of disease and a major public health
concern in Australia. Latest statistics show that only 30 per cent of the Australian population have sufficient physical activity for health benefits. People living in rural and remote parts of Australia have even lower physical activity levels than those in major cities.
Rachel C. Shelton et al (United States) - Research Article
10. The Association Between Social Factors and Physical Activity Among Low-Income Adults
This articles seeks to examine the association between structural, functional, and normative social factors and physical activity among urban, low-income, racially/ethnically diverse adults
Genevieve N. Healy et al (United States) - Epidemiological Report
14. Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003–06
Prolonged sedentary time is ubiquitous in developed economies and is associated with an adverse cardio-metabolic risk profile and premature mortality.
Department of Health and Aging (Australia) - Website
178. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Physical Activity Yarning Place
The yarning place is for people across Australia to meet and share ideas about physical activity. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has developed a number of yarning places (electronic networks) to assist networking among people working to address various aspects of Indigenous health.
DA Crawford et al (Australia) - Research Article
63. Home and neighbourhood correlates of BMI among children living in socioeconomically disadvantage
A detailed understanding of the underlying drivers of obesity-risk behaviours is needed to inform prevention initiatives, particularly for individuals of low socioeconomic position who are at increased risk of unhealthy weight gain.
Marie-Noël Vercambre et al (United States) - Research Article
65. Physical Activity and Cognition in Women With Vascular Conditions
Individuals with vascular disease or risk factors have substantially higher rates of cognitive decline, yet little is known about means of maintaining cognition in this group.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
160. Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011
This report is the fourth in a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years, produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides the latest available information on how Australia's young people are faring according to a set of national indicators of health and wellbeing.
VicHealth (Australia) - Guideline
139. Everyone Wins! Booklet for: Community sporting clubs
Everyone Wins provides practical tools and resources to help Victorian community sports clubs become more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community. The toolkit specifically aims to help clubs increase the involvement of women and girls, Aboriginal people and people from culturally diverse communities.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Research Article
133. Health of Australian Males
Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this report provides a snapshot of the health of Australia's males.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Strategy Document
126. Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program
The Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program will provide grants to support the costs associated with community sport around Australia. The grants will create opportunities for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to engage with sport and physical activity.
Heart Foundation of Australia (Australia) - Newsletter
120. Go Red for Women campaign Healthy Heart Challenge
Go Red for Women is the Heart Foundation’s campaign that unites women in the fight against heart disease – helping to raise awareness of their risk and promote healthier choices.
FIFA (Switzerland) - Website
121. Women's Football Resource Kit
FIFA hopes that this new publication will be useful for associations, administrators, players and coaches alike. The kit will help to arm those working day to day in football with the tools and practical knowledge to help them to achieve results.
PJ Morgan et al (Australia) - Research Article
8. Efficacy of a workplace-based weight loss program for overweight male shift workers
To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a workplace-based weightloss program (Workplace POWER-WP) for male shiftworkers. The WP program was feasible and efficacious and resulted in significant weightloss and improved health-related outcomes and behaviours in overweight male shiftworkers.
Rachel Smith (Australia) - Case Study
117. On her bike: why women won’t ride
So why don’t Australian women cycle? In other cities around the world the bicycle is a central part of life for most women.
Corneel Vandelanotte et al (Australia) - Research Article
52. Identifying population subgroups at risk for underestimating weight health risks
People may incorrectly perceive that their body weight or Physical Activity (PA) meets health recommendations; this provides an obstacle for change. In this study self-reported BMI and PA were assessed in relation to questions regarding perception of meeting weight and PA recommendations.
Verity Cleland et al (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
2. A Longitudinal Study of the Family Physical Activity Environment and Physical Activity
Although the family environment is a potentially important influence on children's physical activity (PA), prospective data investigating these associations are lacking. This study aimed to examine the longitudinal relationship between the family environment and PA among youth.
UN HABITAT (Kenya) - Guideline
90. State of the World's Cities 2010/2011 - Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide
Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the framework of 'The Urban Divide' to analyse the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments.
Centre for Multicultural Youth (Australia) - Guideline
87. Giving Communities a Sporting Chance: A Multicultural Resource Kit
Victoria is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse states. Around one in four Victorians were born overseas, or have at least one parent born overseas. This resource offers you practical strategies and resources to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation activities.
ED Williams et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
36. Physical activity behaviour and coronary heart disease mortality among South Asian people
The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of physical inactivity to the excess mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) observed in the UK South Asian population.
Department of Education Tasmania (Australia) - Website
364. Being active matters!
Being active matters! is a booklet written specifically for parents, about the importance of children being physically active right from birth. The booklet covers five fundamental motor skills and includes suggestions, tips and ideas to help families include more physical activity into the daily routine.
Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Preventi (Australia) - Research Article
24. CO-OPS 2010 National Workshop resources
More than 130 delegates attended the Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS Collaboration) 2010 National Workshop. This year's workshop was held on 20-21 October and coincided with the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society annual conference, also held in Sydney.
Let's Move (United States) - Strategy Document
353. New Food Markets and The Healthy Food Financing Initiative
A key part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to combat childhood obesity, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) will help revitalize neighborhoods by eliminating “food deserts,” locations with limited access to affordable and nutritious food, within seven years.
Kerry A Brown (Australia) - Research Article
86. Public private partnerships in the promotion of sport and wellbeing : a governance model
This research focuses on exploring the links between sport, Indigenous self determination and deeper engagement within mainstream Australia especially with regard to the issue of
promoting healthy lifestyles and the role of governance, through sport governance.
Seaman, Peter J et al (United Kingdom) - Research Article
270. It's not just about the park, it's about integration too
This paper provides interesting new evidence from qualitative research looking at why people in urban areas choose to use, or not use, local public greenspace. It found that improving access to greenspace for all in urban communities needs to take account of social cohesion and broader community factors as well as providing high quality resources such as parks, footpaths, activities and lighting.
VicHealth (Australia) - Case Study
366. VicHealth Raising a racket - new Australian arrivals revive badminton
This project is part of a VicHealth funding program known as PICSAR, which aims to increase participation levels in community sport and active recreation amongst people with disabilities and those from low socioeconomic, Indigenous and new arrival communities.
Department of Sport and Recreation WA (Australia) - Website
335. Active Parent Education Kit
The Active Parent Education Kit provides parents of Western Australia with resources to optimise their child’s sport and recreation experience. The kit targets parents, schools, clubs, officials, coaches and any community groups that are seeking information about the parent’s role in a sport or recreation environment.
Nature Play WA (Australia) - Website
333. Nature Play WA
The aim of Nature Play WA is to help parents help their children make the most of outdoor activities involving the bush, beach, and national and neighbourhood parks. Nature Play WA is devoted to helping West Australian children and their families connect with nature and help build stronger, healthier communities.
Holtermann, A. et al (Denmark) - Research Article
259. Long work hours and physical fitness
This large cohort study investigated the association between long working hours and the risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) among middle aged Caucasian men.
Caperchione, Cristina (Australia) - Research Article
261. WALK Community Grants Scheme: Lessons Learned
This paper outlines the development and administration of the Women’s Active Living Kits (WALK) Community Grant Scheme. It outlines challenges and barriers encountered, and provides practical insights for replicating such an initiative. The purpose of this paper is to describe a model of community walking grants schemes for practitioners.
Co-OPS Collaboration (Australia) - Newsletter
330. CO-OPS Rural case studies
This edition of the CO-OPS newsletter presents several rural case studies, including links to the Royal Flying Doctor Services.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Website
328. Australian Sports Commission's campaign 'Play for life...join a sporting club'
Play for life...join a sporting club is all about the benefits of children and families participating in club sports.The club finder can help people connect with sporting clubs in specific areas.
Red Dust Role Models (Australia) - Website
329. Red Dust Role Models
Red Dust Role Models is a non-profit health promotion charity that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged youth in remote communities.
National Instite for Health & Clinical Excellence (United Kingdom) - Guideline
333. Dietary interventions and physical activity interventions for weight management
This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and professionals who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for women who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy and mothers who have had a baby in the last 2 years.
Morgan, P.J. et al (Australia) - Research Article
253. The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' randomized controlled trial
This study evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ (HDHK) program which took place in Newcastle, NSW. It was designed to help overweight fathers lose weight and be a role model of positive health behaviors for their children and resulted in reductions in fathers’ weight over the 6-month assessment period.
Gwynn, josephine D et al (Australia) - Research Article
334. The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal
The purpose of this paper was to validate a self-report measure of physical activity for both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children, and to describe their physical activity participation.
Lombard, Catherine et al (Australia) - Research Article
249. A low intensity, community based lifestyle programme to prevent weight gain in women
This community based, cluster randomized controlled trial in urban Australia involved 250 adult women recruited through 12 primary schools. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a community behavioural intervention to prevent weight gain and improve health related behaviours in women with young children.
Cocker, Katrien A. et al (Belgium) - Research Article
245. Associations between sitting time and weight in young adult Australian women
This research, from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) examined associations between time spent sitting and weight. In overweight and obese women, links between weight and sitting time were found, however these relationships were not evident longitudinally.
Vandelanotte, Corneel et al (Australia) - Research Article
239. Physical Activity Trends in Queensland (2002-2008): are women becoming more active then men?
This paper reports trend results from annual population surveys over seven years in Central Queensland, geographically defined as between the towns of Mackay in the north to Bundaberg in the south and from the eastern seaboard to the state border in the west. Physical activity trend data is important at the population level in order to monitor participation rates and as a measure to establish the effectiveness of overall public health policies and programs to increase physical activity levels.
Lusk, Anne C. et al (United States) - Research Article
242. Bicycle Riding, Walking, and Weight Gain in Premenopausal Women
This paper reports the results of a large 16 year prospective cohort study of 18,414 healthy premenopausal women in the United States. The objective of the study was to assess the association between cycling and weight maintenance in premenopausal women.
Heart Foundation (Australia) - Policy Document
362. Time for Action
Evidence indicates that many chronic diseases, including CVD, are heavily influenced by neighbourhood design, access to recreational facilities and services, access to healthy food and a sense of social connection with the community.
Okely, Anthony D. et al (Australia) - Research Article
240. Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness among children and adolescents in Australia: 1997 and 2004
This paper presents trends in cardio-respiratory fitness in young people in New South Wales from 1997-2004. Cardio-respiratory fitness is important as it protects against cardiovascular disease and there is some evidence that it tracks from childhood to adulthood. Overall, there were no significant changes in fitness between surveys, but differences among socioeconomic groups were evident.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada) - Research Article
298. Alberta Centre for Active Living Physical Activity for All: Understanding Inclusion: Summary
The project studied the barriers that prevent or limit people from being physically
active and the supports or facilitators that help to overcome barriers and encourage an
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (Canada) - Research Article
300. CLFRI Research File Life Events and Their Impact on Women’s Physical Activity
Knowledge of the potential impact of life events on the physical activity of women can help in anticipating when potential declines in physical activity may occur. Supporting the care-giver role of women throughout various life stages will likely help them to find time for physical activity.
Lee, I-Min et al (United States) - Research Article
228. Physical Activity and Weight Gain Prevention
This study provides strong confirmation of the importance of 60 minutes a day of moderate-intensity physical activity in successful weight maintenance in adults, from a well-designed longitudinal study of over 34,000 middle-aged women in the US. Physical activity guidelines in the majority of countries worldwide promote at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity for health benefits and this is the message that is usually promoted to the public.
Active Living Research (United States) - Research Article
282. Parks, Playgrounds and Active Living: Research Synthesis
This synthesis summarizes the growing body of evidence concerning the role of parks in shaping active lifestyles across a variety of study populations, including children, seniors, lower-income families, specific racial and ethnic groups and other populations at high risk of being inactive.
The need to further substantiate these findings and to extend park, playground and active living research into other topical areas using more sophisticated research designs also is discussed.
Australian Sports Commission (Australia) - Guideline
280. Australian Sports Commission’s All Cultures program
The All Cultures web pages are designed to provide information to coaches, trainers and volunteers delivering sport and recreation programs for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Whilst this information is specially directed towards people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, the strategies that have been suggested apply to all and are an integral part of general coaching practices.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (Canada) - Research Article
284. Impact of Parental Attitudes on Children’s Physical Activity
How much does the value parents place on physical activity influence their children’s attitude and participation? This article looked at parental beliefs about specific types and intensities of physical activity and their relationship to children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Teychenne, Megan (Australia) - Research Article
224. Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women
This study demonstrates the associations that exist between the risk of depression in women and is novel due to its large number of participants, focus on disadvantaged neighbourhoods and, as it took place in urban and rural Victoria, is of particular interest to those of us working in physical activity in Australia.
Eime, R. M. et al (Australia) - Research Article
227. Transition in participation in sport and unstructured physical activity
This study provides perspectives on physical activity and sport participation from teenage girls in rural Victoria and helps us understand factors which influence motivation and participation in this population group often at risk of declines in physical activity.
Roberts, Christian K et al (United States) - Research Article
296. Sedentary Behaviours Low Aerobic Fitness and Obesity Are Associated with Lower Standardized
Optimising student academic achievement is generally seen as the primary goal for schools. New evidence suggests childhood obesity and fitness may influence learning and measured academic performance, which is particularly relevant to schools. The objective of this study was to investigate whether aerobic fitness and obesity in ethnically diverse school children is associated with academic performance.
Active Living Research (United States) - Website
273. Active Living Research
Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The primary goal is to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. They place special emphasis on research related to children of color and lower-income children who are at highest risk for obesity.
van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z. (Australia) - Research Article
295. Sitting Time Is Associated With Weight, but Not With Weight Gain in Mid-Aged Australian Women
This paper, written by researchers at the University of Queensland, examines associations between sitting time, weight, and weight gain in Australian women born in 1946–1951 as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on women’s Health (ALSWH). Their research finds that time spent sitting is associated with weight but not weight gain over time.
Sun, Qi (United States) - Research Article
216. Physical Activity at Midlife in Relation to Successful Survival in Women at Age 70 Years
Physical activity is a well-established approach to reducing risks of many chronic diseases and premature death. Whether physical activity is also associated with improved overall health and wellbeing at older ages is unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the relation between midlife physical activity, including walking, and successful aging as measured by a full spectrum of health outcomes, including incidence of chronic diseases, cognitive and physical functioning and mental status.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
271. Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease
A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that while a lot is being done to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, significant levels of risk still remain.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (Australia) - Epidemiological Report
274. Perspectives on Sport
Issues and debates relating to sport and sporting programs are common place in Australia. The National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics (NCCRS), through the 'Perspectives on Sport' series attempts to provide informed commentary to assist those interested in these major issues.
Helu, S.L. et al et al (New Zealand) - Epidemiological Report
277. Youth'07 The Health and Wellbeing of Secondary School Students in New Zealand
This report presents selected findings for 1190 Pacific secondary school students who took
part in New Zealand’s second national youth health and wellbeing survey, conducted in 2007.
The findings are compared with those from the first survey conducted in 2001.
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) - Case Study
26. 10 out of 10 deadly health stories
The 10 out of 10 Deadly Health Stories – nutrition and physical activity booklet presents 10 successful nutrition and physical activity programs from NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs).
Heart Foundation (Australia) - Website
371. Unplug and play
The Unplug and Play campaign is a state-wide Western Australian campaign targeting parents to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour in children. The campaign urges parents to put in place strategies to limit their children s electronic media use for entertainment and provides tips on how to encourage and support active play.