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Updated: 08 September 2011

International Physical Activity Websites


The following is a list of international websites which are relevant to physical activity.

If you have a website related to physical activity and would like to promote it here, please email us.

Alberta Centre for Active Living

Alberta Centre for Active Living (external link)

27-May-11 12:05

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is an advocate of physical activity and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organisations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity. The website also links to a wide range of resources from other organisations on many aspects of physical activity, including workplace, children and youth, older adults and preventing chronic diseases

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (external link)

19-Apr-11 15:50

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) was the government’s advisor on architecture, urban design and public space from 1999 to 2011. The archived website provides resources and case studies on the built environment.

European Cyclists' Federation

European Cyclists' Federation (external link)

27-May-11 14:43

The European Cyclists' Federation stands for promoting and encouraging cycling throughout Europe and abroad, cycling policy at European level, cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor Environment-friendly mobility, cycling as a health factor, cycling as part of intermobility and safety for vulnerable road users.

Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (external link)

02-May-11 15:06

The Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), the newly created Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has established a small initial Steering Committee to coordinate GAPA's work.

National Physical Activity Plan (US)

National Physical Activity Plan (US) (external link)

27-May-11 14:09

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organisations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance (external link)

02-May-11 15:06

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada (external link)

27-May-11 13:17

With dramatically rising rates of overweight and obesity, “healthy living” needs to become a way of life for more Canadians. Making healthy food choices, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to good health, and key areas of focus for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand

SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand (external link)

25-May-11 09:56

SPARC is dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. SPARC focuses on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage. SPARC's priority areas are Young New Zealanders (0-18 years), Grassroots Sport, Recreation, Partner Capability and High Performance.

Sport England

Sport England (external link)

27-May-11 13:02

Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (external link)

02-May-11 15:06

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Increasing levels of physical inactivity are seen worldwide, in high-income countries as well as low- and middle-income countries. The WHO provides recommendations for the optimal amounts of activity, but doing some physical activity is better than doing none. All sectors and all levels within governments, international partners, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the private sector have vital roles to play in shaping healthy environments and contributing to the promotion of physical activity.